Brey Kin Hearts and building backbones
Rex Letoa is a Sāmoan/French fa‘atama poet. A keen observer of the world around him, as well as the world inside of him. His poetry and storytelling act as a wayfinding tool back to his cultural and gender identity.
Here, Rex navigates the loss, grief, and shame that has been learned from growing up in a society built on the values of white supremacy. This work talks to a journey of unlearning, learning, and imagining new beginnings. His nana was a healer in her village, and he hopes he carries her spirit in his words.