writing: on LGBTQIA+

Being a Christian, Samoan-Filipino, and out member of the LGBTQIA+ community is something I've started talking about more in the last few years as the importance of visible representation has become so apparent. If sharing my account helps even one person, it will have been worth it.

I would no sooner apologise for this than being born Samoan or Filipino. I didn’t choose those and I’m not ashamed of them, either.

Not a boast, but the absence of shame (May 2017)
Reflecting on the importance of displays like the PRIDE parade in Auckland, almost a year on from from initial post.
 

“You Belong” No Shame, No Apologies (June 2016)
Wherein Lani Wendt Young hosts us in her LGBTQIA+ #OwnVoices series.