“After all, sharing stories is part of what makes us Māori, it is part of our genetic make up, it is part of what makes us human" -
How many of us brag about the wahine toa in our lives but shrink under the weight of our own mana?
I’m newly seperated and I’m often asked, are you ready to date? Here is my poetic response.
A love letter from a manuhiri to tangata whenua.
125 years after women in New Zealand were given the right to vote - where are we now?
Why are we more likely to call an intelligent, organised, confident and logical girl who puts her hand up bossy?
…So it must be True… a recent ‘discovery’ by scientists that ‘patriarchy’ is not a natural state of human society.
Trinity sending a message to every wahine putting the mana in mana wahine. You. Are. Powerful.
Science evangelism in the context of public and social perceptions of introduced wasp species in Aotearoa.
Catherine has a quiet tea with Metiria. Is fairness in New Zealand mythological? Who will stand with the people with no one on their side?
Ataria shares why she didn't grow up speaking te reo and her hope that her generation will be the last
A challenge from Ataria to those who are reading this. Collectively we need more women writing and sharing their stories. Women who are willing to bare it all and say this is me, scars and all.
A poem on periods, vagina and vulva and featuring the kōrero of 28 wāhine.
Melanio Sio takes back her journey to recovery…
Melanio Sio’s first day in hospital after brain surgery.
The MRI scan had shown the brain tumour and now she needed urgent surgery. Melanie courageously shares her story.
Why did I hate the thought of being a woman when I was growing up?
Every month I am reminded - I am a Goddess, a crusader with a crimson cape, unworn…
A love poem to the women’s body by Maisy.
When accepting your own hair is an act of political resistance.
Ataria has a #bloodyconversation
"I believe that training to be a yoga teacher, is the first step towards my spiritual calling."
Hera connects to her wairuatanga and the Atua Māori through yoga.
Through the practise of yoga, Hera became more aware of who she is at a deeper level.
Ataria reclaims her superpower... one that all women have access to.
The true story of Hera who diagnosed herself with Endometriosis - in spite of the public health system.
Ataria shares her personal contraception story.
In this three-part blog series we present an academic essay by Hera on mate marama in relation to the moon and its connection to Māori women.
Welcome back to part two of this series by Hera on mate marama in relation to the moon.
Welcome back to part three of this series by Hera on mate marama in relation to the moon.
Explores themes of migration, location and belonging through silence and sound.
The importance of whakapapa as a central theme in this essay on identity and whenua.
A moving account of the racism faced by Māori, every single day.
Hana levels up as she learns how to maximise the energies of Tumatauenga & Rongo flow within her.
Tabatha Wood and writing as a tool for health, healing and wellness.
Rmt-Wi shares why the darkness, the judgement, the colonisation, the broken promises and the anger at it all does not change who she is. It never has.
Don’t want to be a housewife? Don’t like cleaning, ironing, shopping? Have your guilt revoked here by Catherine Delahunty.
Grappling with the space between two worlds - te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā.
What is creativity and why does it make us feel good?
How can we follow our intuition and what does it have to do with the spirit guide or the ancestor?
When so many of us suffer from it, why do we still find it hard to talk about depression?
Can I please have a mochaccino? Sure, what is your name? Ataria. Natalia? Atalia? No, A-ta-ri-a. Oh okay... uhh... how do you spell that?
University can't take the coasty out of the kid. Alana reflects on the transition from her hometown of Tikitiki in Te Tai Rawhiti into her first year of clinical psychology.
Ataria reflects on lessons learnt from past relationships.
What is the Self and how do we heal it through the radical act of self-Love?
Amiria shares on the interconnected currents of Hina, Te Hikumata o Raumati (Summer Solstice) and the moon cycles.
The first chapter of Hinekura by Michelle Mihi Keita Tibble.
Melanie shares what it feels like to be asked “How Much Māori Are You?”
Ranigmarie and the sounding of te reo in her mouth. Taniwha, ātua wāhine, soldiers; a beautiful but haunted Aotearoa and its liberation.
When I was 18, I wrote about what kind of relationship I wanted. I still re-visit that old blog post, and I find that I still want the same things.
Realise your personal potential through Te Kore by Hana Tapiata.
Sioness, the Aotearoa born Ghanaian creator, vocalist and communicator with their first piece for Awa Wahine.
Hineahuone by Hana Tapiata
An introduction to Irihipeti, her writing and her first article for Awa Wahine.
An open letter to reconnect a family.
Motherly advice to a first time mother.
A poem for indigenous Australian singer Emma Donovan by K.M Harris.
“The thousands of strands of whakapapa that are bound together allow me to be here on this earth today.”
"I can hear the baby stirring in the background and I pray for just a moment of silence…. Ahhhh but the baby waits for no-one…"
From visitors to the sometimes excruciating pain of breastfeeding - all is covered in this raw account of motherhood.
Moni opens up about the struggles of being a new mother and what it has taught her about herself.
A dystopian science fiction short story by Sarah Knipping.
@Lattejunkie_nz and their first creative piece for Awa Wahine.
A short story inspired by true events that were experienced by Ataria’s nanny.
A muse on the lost things in life by Bex.
What is privilege and how does it allow us to denigrate others in the name of “free speech?”
One gentle caress belies the thievery of motion,
That chaos could return at any time, a gross tsunami of destruction…
What is tax? Tax is love.