Coleen Smith

cmsmith@doc.govt.nz

I feel inspired and motivated by being part of the Out@PSA team. I believe in standing together to work for social justice. As a social worker, politician, and human rights advocate Rosemary Brown said, “Unless all of us are free, none of us will be free”.

I am a mother, grandmother, partner, sister, aunty, daughter, and niece. I am also a lesbian feminist.

I come from Takaka, and currently live in Tāmaki Makaurau. I have the privilege of serving the community and environment through my mahi at the Department of Conservation.