Stella is a thinking woman's magazine from the Pacific Islands. The magazine celebrates the indigenous voice of Pacific Islanders covering fashion, health, travel, arts, and life across our region. Following publishing trends from across the globe, Stella shares uplifting stories from our Pacific sisters and brothers across the region in all walks of life. We aim to challenge the stereotypes and share good ideas.
Inside this issue read about the Tere-Apisah sisters from Papua New Guinea, who have won athletic scholarships for tennis to study in Atlanta, in The United States, and the four female volleyball role models from Vanuatu, competing internationally and challenging the stereotypes of Melanesian women in sport. Robyn writes about the importance of sleep for our health and well-being and Mere Sovick speaks to the first Melanesian to contest in the Miss World Australia pageant, Miss Veniana Natekuru, and what that means for new interpretations of beauty. Among all the other goodness, we also introduce our new pastry chef from the Solomon Islands, Izzy Walton, and speak to (and learn some life lessons from) Papua New Guinea’s newest movie star, Xzannjah about her experiences on set for Mister Pip with an award-winning cast and crew.