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Ko Kera Sherwood-O’Regan āhau.
Kāi Tahu in Tāmaki Makaurau • Passionate about protecting the rights of Papatūānuku and all her people • Climate Change • Indigenous Rights • Disability Rights • Storyteller, writer, & speaker • Making media that matters at Activate Agency •Founder of Fibromyalgia Aotearoa New Zealand • Recovering Medical Student •
I hail from the beautiful Te Waipounamu, the South Island of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and these days am based in the sunny Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) on Ngāti Whatua and Ngāti Paoa land. I am an interdisciplinary storyteller and changemaker working at the intersections of Indigenous & Disability Rights, hauora (health), and climate change.
Having lived experience of disability and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, and growing up surrounded by empowering Māori changemakers, I am passionate about making social change movements accessible and equitable for all.
Alongside my partner, I am the co-director of social impact and creative agency, Activate Agency. We are a social enterprise dedicated to supporting social and environmental good through impact narrative media production and ethical changemaking and campaigning. We help organisations and movements connect to their values and their communities to drive positive change for our people and planet.
I have worked at United Nations Climate Conferences – COP23 Bonn, COP24 Katowice, and COP25 Madrid supporting the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, specifically working to ensure that indigenous voices and narratives are centred in the negotiations and the media that surrounds them, and doing so in a way that challenges dominant narratives to tell stories of indigenous expertise, resilience, and excellence.
I am a speaker, advocating for diversity, intersectional feminism, indigenous rights, and taking action on climate change. I have experience facilitating workshops, and public speaking at numerous conferences, including giving the final address on behalf of Indigenous Peoples Organisations at the United Nations COP25 in Madrid. I also have experience as an MC, and speaking for both live and pre-recorded radio and television.
Take a look around here – if you like what you see and are equally passionate about creating a better world for our mokopuna to come, then get in touch.
I’m available for: Public speaking; radio, television & podcasts; Op-Ed and feature writing; Impact producing & advising on media and social change projects; Consulting & training for Not-For-Profits connecting to their values & communities for action.