Contributing writer

Gabrielle T. Langkilde

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When Discipline Becomes Silence

It is our place to speak, whether it’s about what we are struggling with or what we don’t agree with. Having respect, discipline, and appreciation in everything we do is not mutually exclusive with speaking up.


The Militarization of the Pacific

We belong — and are in fact desperately needed — in higher education and other professional spaces, and those pathways need to be made more accessible to us.


This Land is Not Your Land — It’s Our Land

With next week Monday being Indigenous Peoples’ Day, I push you to not only participate in the celebration of all indigenous people and their beautiful cultures, but also reflect deeply about the oceans you have traversed and the land you are currently occupying.


Being an ‘Exotic’ Island Girl

Being “exotic” can mean a lot more than just being “stunning” or “beautiful.” In fact, the word is used to signify that you are, not just different, but deviant.


No Home to Return To

The more that you continue to deny or belittle our reality, the harder it becomes for Pacific communities to feel hope for change.


Destructive Social Networking

I used to love introducing myself and having conversations with new people. But after my first couple of weeks at Harvard, I quickly learned that no one cared.


The Invisibility of the Pacific

“No, we don’t wear leaves. No, we don’t live in huts. And no, we don’t swim to school."