28 Oct 2020

Flexing her Goddess Muscle: Pasifika poet Karlo Mila

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

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

Karlo Mila

Karlo Mila Photo: supplied

'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 that 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.

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