Jed Taylor

Talanoa Intern Tokasa Tilatila hears Jed’s story, a 21 year old dancer and law student who’s passionate about expression through performing arts in the Pacific. Jed says that while dance is a great way of advocating for social issues, the Pacific still has some way to go in valuing performing arts as a whole. Throughout all the challenges he’s faced as a dancer, he says it’s driven his dream of setting up a dance company to support troubled youth, and further establish the dance industry in Fiji.






Arieta Tora Rika is a writer, Pacific storyteller, and Talanoa's Founder. With over 10 years of experience in social impact and non-profit communications across Australia and the Pacific, Arieta has dedicated her career to writing for positive change in vulnerable communities. She is currently a Communications Manager for The Salvation Army's aged care services, a part-time student at Western Sydney University as she completes a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), and a sometimes storyteller and cultural advisor for Talanoa.