Breaking apart the stereotypes that exclude us | Jamaica Moana

Jamaica Moana

TEDxSydney 2021 – Online · 26 November 2021

Jamaica Moana is many things, but she never felt fully welcomed in any one of the communities that she was a part of. In this talk she shares how she has found the fullness of her identity by shattering the brittle stereotypes that had excluded her. Jamaica Moana is a Sydney-based artist, rapper, creative director and songwriter of Māori (Ngāpuhi/Tainui) and Samoan descent. Spiritually entwined with Hokianga and Waikato in the motherland of Aotearoa, whilst currently walking the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. As a multidisciplinary artist, she balances her professional career as a rapper & artist whilst being a leader & resident commentator of the Australian ballroom community.

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