Samoa

5.3.18

These Shapeshifting Photos Reclaim Power for Gender-Diverse Pacific Peoples

Pati Solomona's series "Fāgogo" reconnects LGBTQ Pacific Islanders with their precolonial roots, elevating gender-diverse people to positions of power and cultural force.

2.11.15

Mark Hunt and the History of Broken Hands in the Pacific

Samoan fighter Mark Hunt hit Antonio Silva so hard that he broke his hand, joining a long tradition of ancient Pacific Island martial artists in the process.

12.11.14

'It's a Time Bomb': How the Pacific is Being Fed to Death by Western Food

The Pacific is facing an obesity and diabetes epidemic, thanks in large part to a world trade system set up by rich Western countries.

4.27.14

Meet the First Transgender Person to Play in a World Cup Qualifier

We spoke to Jaiyah Saelua, a transgender who helped the previously terrible American Samoa team win its first-ever international victory.

12.1.04

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I just got back from Samoa, and I would like to be the first to say, "Holy fucking shit."

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