Feeling hurt and disappointed at the colonial system of Justice. Like there is No Justice! Indigenous peoples and POC die or fill the prisons and have a long history of genocide and trauma. The girls take this anger and become motivated to raise awareness. Tino Rangatiratanga! Self Determination! Feeling heavy hearted the girls take a day at the beach to give their hurt to Papatuanuku, to Tangaroa, give it to Mother Earth to help us heal…
The work of a mother is never done! We teach our daughters to love and nurture, but do we teach them enough about being assertive and strong! To not be bullied by an alpha male mansplaining or to have the skills to physically fight for your safety or having equal pay should be normal! What other changes would you like to see?
Sometimes living on the streets is safer for youth than foster care. The residential schools system continues today but is renamed ‘foster care’. The government kidnaps the children and gives them to a non indigenous families who don't understand the child’s culture or way of life. They are paid to have the children live with them so in many cases they are not doing it for the love but the money. Many reports of abuse are extremely high and many are not reported.
Depression is a mental illness. A person with Mental illness cannot control how they are thinking and feeling. Ways to manage depression is not always in a pharmaceutical pill. There are so many reasons why people feel depressed. It can be something so deep thats passed on through our DNA or our disconnection to our Mother Earth...there are many factors to depression. Depression is not a sign of weakness, it means you have been strong and fighting for way to long.
Super Freak? Can Kisik accept her new gifts? Can she accept Che’s old ways? What is it about this smooth young man that holds her heart? A work in progress she says but HE has to do the work? Is she lowering her standards? … Self Love, you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself <3
We all have a long line of incredible ancestors who are remembered by stories that (to the average person) can seem a little embellished. But not to us. Our stories are passed down by song, dance and carvings, many different mediums, so why wouldn't we be able to fly or time travel or shapeshift...to indigenous peoples around the world...these are our true stories and superheroes do exist.
The world can feel so messed up sometimes, you can really get overwhelmed with it all. For our young women there are many pressures! Body image, relationships, friends, school, family, drugs and alcohol, identity, money! What would an Indigenous superhero look like to you? If you could recreate YOURSELF what sort of superpowers would you have? https://www.facebook.com/MarvelBecoming/videos/10155561865232488/
Homelessness...an issue that is becoming bigger everyday. Some chose to be homeless, some have no choice. Mental illness, Social inequity, Class disparity, Historical Trauma, racism, addictions, abuse, the effects of colonization...all these factors contribute to the people living on the streets. What would you do if it was your teenager, family member living on the streets?
Feeling hurt and disappointed at the colonial system of Justice. Like there is No Justice! Indigenous peoples and POC die or fill the prisons and have a long history of genocide and trauma. The girls take this anger and become motivated to raise awareness. Tino Rangatiratanga! Self Determination! Feeling heavy hearted the girls take a day at the beach to give their hurt to Papatuanuku, to Tangaroa, give it to Mother Earth to help us