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Gabrielle T. Langkilde

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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.

Culture Not Costume
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My Culture is Not Your Costume

When you make our traditional wear into costumes, you are not celebrating us — you are making our histories into myths to tell around the campfire, our cultures into popular trends in the media.

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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.

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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.

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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.

“Looking Like a Feminist: Living and Wearing a Politics of the Body”
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The Practicality of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

My interest in concentrating in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is often met with puzzled facial expressions, followed by the simple, patronizing question: “But, why?”

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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.

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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."

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