We are 5 Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) young women boarding at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu on ‘Oahu, but we come from different islands and communities. This website is the result of our project with Jessa and takes the place of an exhibition at school, as we wanted our families and communities to be able to share in our research journey. These are our experiences as Indigenous girls attending a co-educational boarding school for Native Hawaiian students.
Our research method was based on photoyarn, but incorporated talk story, instead of yarning. Talk story is a Hawaiian form of relaxed conversation, based on mo'olelo (stories). We called our method photostory.