What is Nesian Lounge?

Nesian Lounge is a virtual "brave space" created for young Pacific Islanders to share and let go of anything heavy in their hearts. What started as a conversation of three passionate young adults became a virtual space to normalize difficult conversations within our Pacific Islander community. The beauty of having a virtual space connected individuals all over the world. The structure is very informal, we start with a land acknowledgement and let the group guide our conversation. Some examples of topics we have discussions around are mental health, identity, grief, COVID, stereotypes, self-care, generational trauma, breaking cycles and more.