Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa – A Daughter of Aotearoa
By Isaac McCarthy – February-March 2020
She began her life entrapped at the heart of the Gloriavale community, persevering through an existence of subservience, control and judgement. Since then, Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa has led herself on a transformative journey of self-exploration to emerge as an assured and powerful woman. Now, she is on a mission to break down the barriers intruding upon the ability of others to discover their own self-worth.