Katherine used to blog over at katherineisawesome.com and Leilani used to blog over at lanisays.com. We quit our blogs to create this blog - Rally. 'Rally' because we're rallying together to create something better than we were doing on our own (that's the hope/plan, anyway). Also, we're really into tennis. We suck at tennis, but we're r(e)ally into it. Can someone pay for us to go to Wimbledon?
Sara Aiko talks about growing up as a Kiwi/Japanese kid in NZ, the advantages of being brought up with both cultures and how she went from teaching English in Japan, to opening her own boutique travel agency.
Tongan/NZ actress Lucaine Buchanan talks to RALLY for I Thought I Recognised Her: "For me, [acting] is about telling stories, and I think that’s something that Polynesian, Māori and indigenous cultures do naturally."
"My whole thing at the moment, is trying to overcome the self-doubt. It's so annoying ... I always project this 'confident, unapologetic, bad-bitch' - not the actual, 'sits on her bed all day, and thinks about shit' person."
Olivia Laita talks about finding her way back to her Samoan culture and the reason behind why she decided to get her malu. She explains why she studied chemistry right up to the doctorate level, jumping right into graffiti along the way, to later finding her calling in Arts Management, and how her science background helps with this.