Taimane T. Tuiaʻana
MANA Program Manager
Mane is the proud child of Fa’amamata Lologo, from the village of Amouli in Tutuila and Iefata Tuia’ana from the village of Atu’u in Tutuila. Mane was born and raised in the land of the Duwamish and Coast Salish people (Seattle, WA) and is currently residing on the traditional lands of the Puyallup tribe (Federal Way, WA). Mane is an unapologetic Fa’afafine, Queer Creative and a fierce youth advocate for our Pasifika Communities in king county and pierce county. Mane comes to UTOPIA Washington with 10+ years’ experience working with our Pasifika Youth including our Queer and trans youth. Mane believes in a holistic approach when it comes to building safe healing spaces for youth, a space that celebrates all identities and walks of life. They love spending their spare time Painting and teaching Siva Samoa (Samoan traditional dance) to the students of Lanuola Samoan Performing arts.ty.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.Harvey Fierstein