(Edit: I wrote this on the note app on my phone in early December when my Mum and I were in and out of the hospital because step Dad was battling a massive aggressive tumor growing in and around his brain. Today is his 60th birthday. I thought I might as well share it.)

Not going to lie, the past few weeks have been tough. In between work, trying to juggle responsibilities as a volunteer, and all the other things life throws at you, I’ve had to see my step Dad lose control of his body, lose his ability to speak in full coherent sentences, lose his job, and then go through a life-threatening tumor removing brain surgery where his skull was cracked open, peeled off and then put back together again. The hours spent not sleeping, being positive to well-meaning friends who ask you how things are so you can avoid more questions, waiting at the hospital for news or updates, trying to stay focused at work and then the long commute home, has made me tired. But not tired enough to sit here next to his hospital bed and count my blessings. …


I was recently invited by the Oceania Centre at the University of the South Pacific to give the vote of thanks to the amazing panelists that spoke at the recent Our Sea Of Islands Seminar Series- “A Niu Oceania: Revisiting Our Sea Of Islands”

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Found this old photo of Koreti and Viliamu. Koreti Tiumalu was and continues to be an elder to the Pacific Climate Warriors and a mentor to me.

Bula Vinaka and thank you so much for having me here to deliver the vote of thanks to our brilliant panelists this afternoon.

Before I go into this expression of sincere gratitude for all the stories and wisdom that was shared in this sacred space, I would like to quickly share with everyone present here, how much Epeli’s wisdom has guided the way we work and think about this work as the Pacific Climate Warriors.

The Pacific Climate Warriors are a group of Pacific Island leader’s spread across Oceania. They are young people, who at this moment in their lives, believe they have been called to serve their people by protecting their homes from one of the greatest threats facing humanity today- climate change. …


Here are a few of my favourite shots from a fun day hanging out with the Fruean sisters, Brianna and Cherelle.

Wardrobe: Mena Designs

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With Brie

I recently found some old pants my Dad used to wear back in the day. He got a safari suit made for when he used to travel to different PGA tournaments around the world. It felt kinda weird trying them on at first, but I've kinda grown to like them. Mainly because they’re super comfy and a million times better than anything I’d find around Suva City nowadays. Everything’s either cut weird or too expensive.

At the end of the day, nothing beats hand me downs, thrift store finds (shirt, bag and shoes), hand made clay necklaces (got as a gift last week after pottery class) and puppies that waddle into your shot when your camera is on timer 😂

Quick thought: If you were to save an item of clothing from your wardrobe today, that your child could wear 40 years from now, what would it be?

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Without Brie

On the 20th of February, less than a week after Fiji became the very first nation to ratify the Paris Agreement, Tropical Cyclone Winston tore through my beloved Fiji. Eight days later, 350.org Fiji Coordinator, George Nacewa, Australian Photojournalist, Jeff Tan, and I, sat with 3 different families from Navoci Village, Korovuto Settlement, and Vatukoula.

Here are their stories of Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere

“It was a scary night and all I remember was hoping that this would be the first and the last time something like this happens here.”

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“I feel sorry for those in the interior, I hope they can get the help they need.”

The winds were so strong that night, it reminded me of how back in the days people without washing machines used…


You ever find yourself feeling frustrated because you can’t seem to find the right words to piece together your thoughts and, therefore, can’t articulate your truths? Gradually, I have come to learn that this is my spirit holding my soul accountable, reminding me that I need to figure out how to ground myself- quick! When I’m not grounded enough, the power of the truth I’m trying to articulate dissipates, and becomes something I wish I had made time to be more present in. …

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