Legend's Cafe. Apia Samoa. It's crunch time for the One Million Stars project. Things are really starting to come together and lists of things to do are being checked, though I'm sure they get longer again. Hmmmm... For Louise and I, this is something we want to do well, for all our amazing star weavers and supporters and to demonstrate in real time, our very best practise of leadership, collaboration and partnership. I'm keeping this one short and sweet, because we'll be sharing as much as we can to help you feel like you're travelling with us. I just wanted to take a moment to name some of the things I'm grateful for, that keeps me uplifted, curious, inspired, committed, rejuvenated and ha

HOPE in the stars

Does star weaving inspire hope? What does hope look like, what does it feel like? If hope were an action or a colour, what would it be? I googled ‘hope’ to find a starting point and this quote stood out for me. “Optimism is faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without faith and confidence.” Helen Keller, Author June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968. I get what Ms Keller is saying. For me, star weaving is hope in action. I see it in the stars that are being prepared for next month’s installation. I’ve seen it in the faces of star weavers I’ve met along the way and in the hundreds of star weaving pictures shared on social media. The hope expressed in the One Million Stars project is act

50 More sleeps! (Aaaarrggghhh!!)

In 50 days, the world is going to see the first ever installation of one million woven stars in one place, hand made by remarkable people around the world for one purpose. Peace. As the clock ticks down, I am bracing myself for all kinds of responses and questions. Awe, joy, peace, comfort, courage, inspiration, connection, disappointment, frustration, confusion and sadness. I’m ready for all of it. I’m ready for sunshine and rain, praise and apathy, big ups and put downs. I will try my very best not to take the negativity personally (this is when my family will come around me) because I know deep down, that everyone involved in this 6year journey has worked together the best way we know how

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The One Million Stars project acknowledges the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands and waters where we weave, live and play. We give our respect to elders past, present and emerging.


THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the 2018 One Million Stars installation a reality. We did it! And it was BEAUTIFUL & POWERFUL!

The One Million Stars to End Violence project continues and is an ongoing international weaving movement created in 2012 by Pasifika weaving artist and entrepreneur, Maryann Talia Pau.

We understand this project has had a powerful impact for some people. For emotional and physical support, please speak with someone you trust or seek professional advice. You are important!

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