//045 Rebecca Davis, change agent + //046 Stevie Davis-Tana, spoken word poet and youth worker

November 1, 2020

Rebecca Davis (Ngāti Hei, Ngāti Porou ki Harataunga, Ngāti Tamatera Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga) is a change agent, and Stevie Davis – Tana (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa) is a powerful spoken word poet and youth worker. 

The mother-daughter duo are creating impactful change right across Aotearoa. Through Rebecca’s impact strategy mahi transforming communities and organisations, to Stevie’s creative ventures empowering our rangatahi, the pair are a force who want to see our people thrive. 

In this episode we talk about single-parent experiences from the different perspectives of mother and daughter, we discuss the importance of system change and Indigenous systems return and Stevie shares her tips on how to write poetry and performs one of her compelling pieces about moko kauae. 

I want to see a world where Indigenous women everywhere are at the decision making table. I don’t want it to be tokenistic anymore – for an Indigenous woman to be asked ‘oh what do you think about this’ so we can tick a box and then you can hoki ki tō kāinga.

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