We've called this latest collection 'Talaleomalie'. It's the Taupou name of our mother Mena and it means 'teller of good stories'. Growing up we loved hearing her stories about growing up in Samoa with her siblings, parents and extended family. The stories were captivating and enchanting. Life was hard for our mother and her family. Not much money but they were rich in their strength of family and their faith. Stories about strong mothers, their dutiful children and the many sacrifices they made for the betterment of the wider family and their village.
This collection is a tribute to these stories and our family members who helped paved the path for us.