#12. Panel Discussion: Queering Psychology

For Pride month at Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington, post-graduate students at the School of Psychology held an event showcasing their research and sharing their experiences as members of the rainbow community. To continue the discussions started, students Clare Bradley, Lee Bravestone, Tatyana King-Finau and Maggie Shippam along with Dr. Gloria Fraser, Research Fellow at VUW, join us this episode and cover a wide range of topics which include, problems when doing research in the LGBTQIA+ community, perceptions in the Pacific island nations before colonization, neurodivergence,  current issues with representation in academia and some of the terminology surrounding and used in the Queer/rainbow/LGBTQIA+/MVPFAFF community.

Tatyana mentions MVPFAFF+ which is an acronym to describe Pasifika identities; Mahu (Hawai’i and Tahiti), Vaka sa lewa lewa (Fiji), Palopa (Papua New Guinea), Fa’afafine (Samoa), Akava’ine (Rarotonga), Fakaleiti (Tonga), Fakafifine (Niue)

Dr. Gloria Fraser: gloria.fraser@vuw.ac.nz
Tatyana King-Finau: tatyana.kingfinau@vuw.ac.nz
Lee Bravestone : braveslee@myvuw.ac.nz
 Clare Bradley : bradleclar@myvuw.ac.nz
 Maggie Shippam : shippamagg@myvuw.ac.nz

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