ASTWR Ep.29: Hoʻomana–Life and death dialogues, No.1

Making Hilo-style Lei Laʻi for my dad.

Making Hilo-style Lei Laʻi for my dad.

Hoʻomana is the first show in a series called––Life and death dialogues. The collection of conversations will be at least three shows, consisting of this monologue, a show on death care and a show on holistic birth.

This first installment is a retelling of my own fatherʻs passing earlier this year (2018) and my experience taking care of his body, as well as the series of events that have pulled me into the death care space around cultural perpetuation and environmental stewardship. 


MAHALO... with deep gratitude to:

  • Waiwai Collective for supporting And Still the Waters Rise, and for committing to cultivate a community that takes the necessary creative risks to put collective values into daily practice, affirm shared responsibilities, and learns together to create a more waiwai (rich or abundant) future. To learn more about booking and attending events or becoming a member and sharing the co-working space in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, please visit:  -or-  IG & FB: @waiwaicollective; 
  •  for letting ASTWR use a piece of the awesome song Simple Island People as theme music;
  • my family and close friends whose continued support means everything to me; and
  • Hanau Creative LLC for producing the show.
Naiʻa Lewis