M. Kaleipumehana Cabral
On Assignment for HuffPost
M. Kaleipumehana Cabral (Pumehana) identifies as a queer Kanaka and child of the diaspora. They were born in Hawaiʻi and raised between the islands and the continent, with family in Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Island, California and Washington. A recent Master of Social Work and proud Kanaka ʻŌiwi, they strive to learn and work with Native Hawaiian communities and care deeply about perpetuating the culture. Their current work includes: social justice and community building through writing, film, project management with ‘āina-based nonprofits, and creative projects with the queer/ trans/ instersex/ people of color (QTIPOC) community. They believe that creative, collaborative community work is pivotal to long-term social change.