Kumu Hina Lei Culture Hawaii

Behind the Scenes

Hawaiian culture empowers and inspires throughout the islands, from the beautiful dance of hula to the traditions of mahu. For Hinaleimoana Kwai Kong Wong-Kalu, a cultural…


Lei’d in Paradise

Text by Lisa Yamada Image by Jonas Maon The giving and wearing of lei is a unique island tradition and a symbol of aloha…


The Mele of Love

As victories continue to mount around the world for LGBT communities, in Hawai‘i, a future of gender and sexual equality is being envisioned by…