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Wednesday 08 October 2008


 Takataapui TV: The World According to Transgender
Posted in: Worth Checking Out  22nd July 2008
This episode features voices in the Transgender community from different cultures, social backgrounds and identities.


 Takataapui TV: Fa'afafine stories
Posted in: Worth Checking Out  15th July 2008
"Within my family, I don't have a mental disorder - I'm not 'gender dysphoric'. But in western cultures I'm classed as having a mental disorder."


 Takataapui TV: Lesbian Bands
Posted in: Worth Checking Out  8th July 2008
This week's episode features acoustic performances from Karen Kahurangi, Maree Sheehan, Hilary King and the late Mahinarangi Tocker.


 Takataapui TV: Invasion Day
Posted in: Worth Checking Out  1st July 2008
In Sydney, the Takataapui team meet young lesbian activist Kyra Kum-Sing, who works on an Aboriginal festival of music, food, korero and remembrance.


 Takataapui TV: Sistergirl
Posted in: Worth Checking Out  17th June 2008
Kooncha Brown is a sistergirl, a male-to-female Aboriginal transsexual. This is her story.


 Takataapui TV: Sylvia's story
Posted in: Worth Checking Out  10th June 2008
Aotearoa in '50s: Sylvia Kampaug's parents wanted her to 'act like girls should', so they put her into a mental institution to 'cure' her of her homosexuality.


 Takataapui TV: Hand in Hand
Posted in: Worth Checking Out  4th June 2008
Part of Sydney's Mardi Gras celebrations, and a collaboration of artists from 7 different Pacific nations, Hand in Hand is a truly unique art exhibition.


 Takataapui TV: The World According to Drag Artistes
Posted in: Worth Checking Out  27th May 2008
What goes on underneath all those sequins, high heels and lipstick? Takataapui finds fresh views from the mouths of mangai takataapui in the drag community.


 Takataapui TV: Carmen's story
Posted in: Worth Checking Out  23rd May 2008
Takataapui joins the fabulous Carmen and pays tribute to a woman who refused to pass by unnoticed at a time when transsexual people were marginalized.


 Takataapui TV: Transgender in Jail
Posted in: Worth Checking Out  13th May 2008
"My first night in there was the first and the last time I ever contemplated suicide. Cause that's how ugly they made me feel, it all just needed to end."