“Those few weeks in jail were stark and I never want to go back, but it opened my eyes to a world I had never seen, a world occupied mostly by society’s rejects: Maori, Polynesian, the poor, drug addicts, prostitutes, gangs. My sheltered little self-righteous activist world seemed a joke, a choice in which I didn’t really think and work strategically to help create a better world.”
Tuhi-Ao Bailey writes in the New Zealand edition of Fleeing Vesuvius about her life experiences and the qualities that she has found to lead to positive change.
Featured image: Photo cells 2. Author: Shad Gross. Source: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1226064
Note: Feasta is a forum for exchanging ideas. By posting on its site Feasta agrees that the ideas expressed by authors are worthy of consideration. However, there is no one ‘Feasta line’. The views of the article do not necessarily represent the views of all Feasta members.