Ha‘aheo Auwae-Dekker

Ha‘aheo Auwae-Dekker

Ha‘aheo Auwae-Dekker is a 21-year-old artist and creative currently attending Seattle University where they study filmmaking. They’ve been involved in Seattle-based non-profits, Young Women Empowered (Y-WE), and Reel Grrls since they were fifteen years old doing organizing work, interning, working on Y-WE’s Youth Leadership Council, and more. Since high school, they have facilitated workshops on imperialism, race, and migration in the world. Ha‘aheo has experience as an audio technician on the Seattle podcast, the DeepEnd Podcast, and works in the Northwest Film Forum production company, Remove the Gap Production. Currently, they are in the 2021-2022 cohort of the Young Leaders Institute at Narratives Unbound where they are creating a workshop with several other participants on generational trauma. When they aren’t studying or working, you’ll find Ha‘aheo watching and analyzing a good movie, researching their familial and cultural history as a Native Hawaiian, and painting.