NAU MAI HAERE MAI KI TE HUI A NGA MAIA KI TAMAKI MAKAURAU
KAUPAPA FOR OUR NEXT HUI
WHERE: NZCOM Auckland Region Resource Centre,
Yarnton House, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, Auckland
WHEN: Wednesday 9th December 2015, 1800 – 2130
1800 – 1930
Committee meeting and regional business hui
Nga Maia ki Tamaki Makaurau members welcome
1930 – 2130
Regional hui and guest speaker presentation
All midwives, students and whānau welcome
Christmas Hui – Highlights of 2015, looking forward to 2016 and special end of year Guest Speaker
MSN-PH, BSN, RN and 2015 Caroline Plummer Fellow
“The Uzo Method for Therapeutic Movement, Song and Dance”
Please bring a plate of kai to share
Megan Tahere: 027 3669358 or Kaniwa Kupenga: 021 02891937
Starting next week, we will begin our 8 week sessions of music and dance with new mothers and their babies. Free of charge. Expect to have a great time with, connect with other parents, get in touch with your creativity and learn about healing through movement.
Monday’s and Tuesdays at 3pm at the Dunedin Parents Centre
Looking forward to it.
One of the most exciting things I get to do is bring the flavor of my homeland to New Zealand. For 8 weeks starting next week, we will move and groove to the rhythms of Africa to stay warm in cold Dunedin. I cannot wait to dance with you all. See you there.
Wednesday Afrobeats July 15 @ 4pm
Friday Afro-Dizzy-ak (Aphrodesiac)
July 17th @12:10pm
665 Cumberland Street
3rd floor dance studio
Cost: Koha (Donation)
Come and experience self transformation facilitated by Uzo Nwankpa, a global figure who is merging ancient knowledge with innovation in collaboration with Jimmy Dale from Drumtalk.
For booking call Jimmy Dale at 846 9663 or 012 123 2037
$20 when you book in advance by June 21st. $30 at the door. www.drumtalk.co.nz
I am finally here in Aotearoa!!!!!
I am ecstatic about this moment. I remember when I was informed about this fellowship and I thought to myself ” This is perfect for me and I must go for it” and then the self doubt began. Am I good enough? What about my full time job? What about my living arrangements? Would they care for what an African woman living in the U.S has to say? Would they care that I am not a trained classical dancer? Would they care that I am not a stick figured dancer? What if they don’t understand my accent? Are there black people there? (this was before I found out the meaning of black in Aotearoa is different from where I live). I pushed through all the doubts and moved forward with the application. The application process was much simpler than I had expected. I had to send in a proposal about what I planned on doing through a paper and an unedited video. I had so much anxiety around making the video. I looked through youtube and could not find any previous winners of the fellowship posted. I had one week left to go before the deadline and no video. A friend suggested the interview style I used which made it less nerve racking and it worked. I had sent in numerous proposals which all got rejected so why would this time be different? sent it in with crossed fingers hoping they wouldn’t judge all the background noise and my hair (its a black girl thing to be worried about the perception of the hair). It was less than perfect but because of the timeline, I sent it in anyway. I prayed that it would be selected. I envisioned myself jumping up and down from hearing the good news. Once it was submitted, the anxiety dissipated and all I had control over was my mantras, visualizations and positive thoughts.