e Ao Māori, Mātauranga Māori, and Te Reo Māori offer insights into the alternatives available from colonial ways of viewing fatness, bodies, health, and hauora. Mātauranga Māori highlights ways we can re-think and re-claim our mana tinana.
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Fat fashion and beauty – It’s political!
From the availability of sizes and styles, to how fashion and beauty are marketed to fat people, and how fat people are expected to present to the world, fashion and beauty is loaded with politics for fat folk. Join us for a discussion about how it affects us, what we can do to protect ourselves and how to push for change.
Fat fobs fuck too
Tiana’s talk is all about reclaiming your sexual energy. It’ll use her journey to unpack and address the impact of social constructs, colonisation, religion, media, societal assumptions on her sexual wellbeing as a brown, bold, big, beautiful woman. As per her tinder profile, Tiana describes herself as ‘Thicc Mana Moana MILF Goddess’. She is a culturalContinue reading “Fat fobs fuck too”
Stopping family harm – with Iris
Our rates of intimate partner violence are one of the highest in the developed world. This talk will be an introduction to what you need to know to help stop it.
Found Poetry Workshop with Nafanua
Found poetry is a fun and engaging way to play with words and make poems.
A floral adornment with Lissie
Using a mixture or fresh florals and greenery, beads, wire and ribbons; make yourself a gorgeous piece that reflects yourself and nature.
Visiting Hours – with Dr Izzy
This “Hospital Medicine 101” will demystify how hospitals are structured and work, a patient’s journey through a hospital, and how medical teams think about hospital admission, diagnosis, treatment, and discharge.
Model behaviour with Holly Sara
I want to question everyone right now – why do you not take more pictures of yourself? Selfie, full body, a professional photoshoot.. what is truly stopping you? For me, it used to be because of my double chin or the fact I wear glasses, sometimes it was simply because I didn’t have control ofContinue reading “Model behaviour with Holly Sara”
Making Ula Lole with Theresa
In Samoa, ‘ula lole (lolly/candy necklace) are necklaces made of lollies, and are a contemporary Samoan (and Polynesian) tradition intended to celebrate the successes of loved ones. There are many ways to make ula lole, often personalised, especially for family and friends. In this session, we will sit, chat and make colourful (and tasty) creationsContinue reading “Making Ula Lole with Theresa”
“It is the fat girl who has the best time”: fat women and the print media of the past – with Kari
It’s easy to assume that western print media has always had an anti-fat bias. Kari’s talk will explore how fat bodies – especially those of women – were represented in print media of the later nineteenth and earlier twentieth centuries in Aotearoa New Zealand. You’ll be surprised and amused! While it won’t all be positive (we’llContinue reading ““It is the fat girl who has the best time”: fat women and the print media of the past – with Kari”