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Shining mainstream light on the blind spots that have been neglected for too long:...

The function of words, essentially, is to encapsulate meaning. Carl Sagan once said that writing is “perhaps the greatest invention of mankind” and proof that “humans are capable of magic.” Communication through language and...

Radio Voice of Tonga – strong on the airwaves since 1985

The Tongan community within the greater Seattle area has found a way to stay connected with each other through the power of radio. The Voice of Tonga/The Sound of Polynesia has been integral in...

Kava clubs bridge the cultural and geographical gap for Tongan community

Identity is a universal issue that we all grapple with. Specifically, when it comes to entire communities finding themselves in foreign lands, this narrative is as old as the idea of America. The type...

11-year old Tongan American actress Visesia Fakatoufifita inspires other women of color by pursuing...

In the fall of 2018 buzz started circulating about a rising yet unlikely star from Tacoma, Washington, 11-year old actress Visesia Fakatoufifita. She made headlines being casted as the world’s most famous redhead orphan,...

Leitis in Waiting shows the struggle for transgender rights in Tonga

“What is my purpose in life? Why was I made like this? Why can’t I be like the person everybody wants me to be?” -Joey Jollen Siosia Winston Churchill Mataele This internal inquisition is a...