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Juliana Leslie Satchell
Where do you connect to in PNG?
Daru Island, Western Province
Can name a few more places but Daru is where my Abere's body rests so she makes Daru ples blo mi.
Funniest / touching childhood memory?
Funniest- being so afraid of Alago in Daru that I pispis my pants when the drums started beating to warn children that Alago was coming....if you know...you know!
Touching - Swimming at the Crystal Rapids with Ebony and playing huahua (playhouse) with my cousins at Abere's home in Daru or with cousins at Hohola, Gerehu, Korobosea, Kilakila and East Boroko.
What are you passionate about and how did this come about?
I am passionate about ples blo mi!
So I work in spaces that move me to always connect with my culture and right now that includes the material culture.
Favourite food from ples?
Sago with Arimina (fish) not just any arimina...it has to be Parasa or Jabere!
Smoked Momoro barakako (dugong ribs)
Favourite spot to eat in Aotearoa?
To be honest I love when we do pot luck and I get to eat everyone else's home cooking!
Are you reading anything interesting right now?
White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad
What song were you just listening to?
The Dress - Dijon
Are you bingeing any shows?
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