Pass The Mic spotlights the stories and experiences of fifteen New Zealanders from migrant and former refugee backgrounds. This series is a community-led collaboration in partnership with Belong Aotearoa, Sport Waitākere and Storyo, hosted by Elina Ashimbayeva. Elina is the co-creator of Storyo, and moved to New Zealand from Kazakhstan in 2011. Click on the Archives button to find all episodes.
Belong Aotearoa (Formerly Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust - ARMS) supports newcomers, migrants and refugees who have settled in Auckland to learn skills and gain experience and opportunities through a range of projects, workshops and programmes.
Sport Waitākere aims to enable healthy and active lives through the provision of programmes, workshops, activations, mentoring, resources, events and support at low to no cost to the community.
Storyo celebrates the stories of women and gender diverse folk in Aotearoa with the aim of contributing to a culture shift that improves societal attitudes, behaviours, narratives of success and values of representations.