Write It in the Hearts of Women
Tuhia ki te Ngākau o ngā Wahine
About the Book
Often, there is emotional turmoil that erupts within the very essence of a woman’s being, yet so many women are unable to speak the words of their aching hearts. Hinemoa Pourewa is the poetic instrument of this pain. She is a voice, compelled to announce women’s silent fears. Through these pages, a hand is stretched out in earnest to hold, seek comfort, and above all, share truth. Pourewa’s poetry exhibits self-honesty and self-reflection. She faces issues that many women find too painful or even embarrassing to discuss. Yet, she finds the courage to share her struggles, in turn helping others in similar situations. A cry for sisterhood yearns to be heard so that a solitary voice may rise in unison. A pathway is lit, and a light-bearer rises out of the abyss to cry, “I am a survivor!”
About the Author
Born into the guiding arms of Spirituality, she blossomed within the nurturing realms of hope, courage, and women whom believed in themselves. Through marriage she was embodied into a place of unbiased love, only to fall beneath the veil of struggle, and forced to face the demons that befell her husband and sway to wreck havoc upon her vulnerable family. She rose out of the ashes to protect her children as a Lioness protects her precious cubs. As an Early Childhood Educator, she understood the determination it took to succeed and place the plight of the innocent child above all else. Educated at Auckland University, Aotearoa/New Zealand, she battled through illness whilst determined to complete her Bachelor Degree of study. Eventually her journey drove her relentlessly forward to claim survival, and justify the uniqueness of individuality, confidence, and releaseing a complilation of self doubts that continuously threatened each footstep she bore. --- Hinemoa Pourewa / Simone Bennett captivated the hearts of the young through her teachings as an Early Childhood Educator. Gaining her Bachelor degree enabled her to express her understanding of the human spirit through the moral imagery of poetry, whilst accepting the challenging factors of dis-ease and the impact it laid out before her. Growing up in the dynamic cultural and spiritual aspects of New Zealand / Aotearoa, her self-discovery of survival repeatedly questioned the moral acceptance of failure, love and perseverance and the outstanding elements of the human spirit to survive. Hence she began to write.