Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
Ngahuia Te Awekotuku has been a leading feminist writer, lesbian-rights activist and advocate for Maori sovereignty for over thirty years. Her published works of fiction include Mirimiri and Tahuri: Stories. She has contributed to many international feminist journals, and published both fiction and research-based works internationally. Ngahuia has a strong academic reputation and is New Zealand's foremost expert on many traditional Maori art forms. She is currently a Professor in the Maori and Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato and is a notable artist, public speaker, arts curator and reviewer.