28 Oct 2020

Flexing her Goddess Muscle. Pasifika poet Karlo Mila

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 28 October 2020
Karlo Mila

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Award-winning poet, Karlo Mila talks about her new poetry collection and her work tapping into ancestral knowledge to inspire leadership.

'The Goddess Muscle' was written over a decade and explores themes such as the effects of racism and power on Pasifika peoples, as well as reflections on love and humanity.

Karlo Mila  is currently Programme Director of Mana Moana, a leadership programme which aims to harness indigenous language and ancestral knowledge for use in contemporary contexts.

She is New Zealand-born of Tongan and Pakeha descent, with ancestral connections to Samoa.