Ep #194 Smear your mea

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In August 2017 Educator & Kapa haka star Talei Morrison was diagnosed with cervical cancer.  A few weeks later she started a blog, to share her at times harrowing journey navigating the health system for treatment – gynaecology, radiation, chemotherapy and urology. https://mycervicalcancerjourneyblog.wordpress.com/tenei-ahau-about-me/

In January 2018 she founded the #SmearYourMea – saving lives one kapa at a time to prevent what she was going through happening to others.

Less than a year after diagnosis she passed away. Her whaanau have since taken over the reigns of encouraging more wahine to smear their mea (thing).  This week we were joined by her brother, chair of the campaign Eruera Keepa as we approach the ‘National Smear your mea day’ on 30th of August.   

🎧 Listen to the interview which starts at 7min50sec > bit.do/kellifromthetron but more importantly – please make sure you are up to date with your smear test.

Also, in this podcast Michael Anderson – bass player for Auckland band The Vibes joins us to introduce their new single ‘Funk Blaster’. Enjoy!

Next week Race Relations commissioner Meng Foon & the new single from Strangely Arousing.

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