Em Branvold


Photo Credit: Keilani Applegate


I am a transracial Tongan adoptee living in the northern California Bay area who identifies as fa?atane and m?h?.

While my community has had difficulty accepting me because of a colonial religious framework, I hope that we can rediscover and reclaim who we have always been and begin to carry our histories forward.

If we do that work, I believe that we will not have to choose between culture and identity.