Kassie Hartendorp

Kassie Hartendorp (Ngāti Raukawa) grew up in Whanganui and is based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. She is a former youth worker who supported LGBTIQ+ young people and is a member of Tīwhanawhana, a takatāpui community group. She currently studies Ahunga Tikanga, Māori Laws and Philosophy at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Kassie identifies as takatāpui, and a queer cis woman.

Ātea
Oct 23, 2019

What do we really know about gender diversity in te ao Māori?

Kassie Hartendorp (Ngāti Raukawa) has been looking to Māori stories and storytellers to learn more about our gender identities before colonisation. There's a lot to be read between the lines, she writes.

Read on.


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