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  • Writer's pictureGabriel Rhenals

Blog Post #84: International Women's Day!

Updated: Mar 11, 2020

A day late but here's my belated contribution to International Women's Day:

This stirring moment and its moving performance by first-time actress, Keisha Castle-Hughes, captures a young Maori girl's simple act of hopeful defiance against the deeply rooted patriarchal traditions of her society during a grade school pageant.

"...and if the knowledge is given to everyone, then we can have lots of leaders. And soon everyone will be strong, not just the ones that have been chosen. Because sometimes, even if you're the leader and you need to be strong, you can get tired."

-Paikea, Whale Rider (2002)

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