This page includes drafts of specially curated stories about my personal life. They form a part of what I call my personal gnosis—knowledge based on experience. These stories tackle different issues and aspects of how I carry myself as a queer woman, activist, and decolonial witch. Each individual story is grouped according to the compilations they will eventually become part of.
FA’AUMU’S BOOK OF SHADOWS (2022)
Coming soon! A personal grimoire in which I explore witchcraft as a means to make sense of my struggles, past and present. I curate a selection of personal gnosis that tackles whether the spiritual and mundane worlds are one and the same, whether witchcraft is a decolonial praxis, how I practice witchcraft, and what being a witch means to me. Taken together, I lean towards the space between reason and mysticism to move towards self empowerment.
POWDER-COATED RIMS, 4ONE ARIES AND ACRYLIC WINDOWS: A JOURNEY TOWARDS HOME (2018)
What does it mean personally to be here on Coast Salish lands? What does it mean for me to be colonized and to be a colonizer? In this collection, I grapple with these issues and more. Drawing from my life experiences in several areas across the Pacific—Samoa, Hawai’i and the Coast Salish—I write to build relationships and hopefully move towards healing and reconciliation.
VĀ: A SPACE IN BETWEEN (2017)