I taku taha ure tārewa, he mokopuna awau nō Tumoanakotoreiwhakairiaoratia.
I taku taha māreikura, he mokopuna awau nō Materoa.
He wiwi, he naati, he whanokē. Ko Ngati Porou te iwi.
He hononga anō ki Sāmoa i Savai’i.
Te Aho is excited to engage with UNESCO, seeing many opportunities to advocate for marginalised stories and to give their voices a platform. They believe that many young people shy away from kaupapa like UNESCO without realising their lived experiences provide valuable insight and solutions to the many issues explored in this work.
Te Aho is a passionate, self-taught visual storyteller. Their work elevates and celebrates identities that they connect to, indigenous, Māori, Pasifika and takatāpui.
Te Aho has work featured in an array of kaupapa such as the One Percent Collective, National Geographic Photo Camps, Foto Femme United, Kauae Raro Research Collective and He Kakano Ahau Podcast. They are a member of international databases, Indigenous Photograph and Women Photograph.
Te Aho has just completed their second year studying towards a Bachelor of Humanities with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Te Aho has been growing a career in youth development since 2018 taking on roles as a youth mentor for various NGOs, volunteer initiatives and recently within the public sector.