Poet Grace Taylor writes a letter for her mother’s unfair treatment


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‘Titled Dear Loyal New Zealand Citizen, Grace Taylor reads a letter written to the Ministry of Social Development with a video of her mother slowly dancing the Samoan siva, or dance wearing a traditional pea.

Grace Taylor was motivated to share on social media about her mother’s unfair treatment over the subsidy, given she has Alzheimer’s and no direct family member in New Zealand to care for her.

She said that the Ministry of Social Development needed to recognise that people had different and unique situations, including those of Pacific heritage, that were not taken into account.’

Radio NZ piece here

Watch video here

Watching Grace’s mother dancing as you listen to the letter is a heart-smack experience.

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