01 - MANA WĀHINE TOA - The Goddesses, Warriors, and Mothers
Enter the world of Wāhine Māori, who were once born with Mana which was forcefully torn away from them
To understand the context of today’s essay, you can read the detailed introductory post here.
Also, since the nature of the post is intense, I have split the article into a two-chapter mini-series. The last thing I want is for you to be fatigued while reading Berkana.
Let us sway together in and out of stories, myths, history, and socio-political constructs to understand the power and pain of our sisters from Oceania.