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Isa Pearl Ritchie
Isa Pearl Ritchie is a Wellington-based feminist, novelist and recovering academic with a PhD on food sovereignty in Aotearoa. She grew up as a Pākehā child in a bicultural family and Māori was her first written language.
It is easier to create perfect fictions of heroes than acknowledge their failings, vulnerability and the suffering they caused. But maybe if we stop just seeing the dark stuff as personal, we can really start to deal with it, writes Isa Ritchie