Hinahina Gray is an artist and sensitivity reader based on Oʻahu, dedicated to informing and educating on Native Hawaiian issues in media. With a wealth of knowledge and resources on Hawaiian culture at her back, she is also a cultural sensitivity consult who assists on projects ranging from artwork to game development. An unapologetic nerd, she will play games and offer comprehensive critiques while doing so!
Being passionate about intersectional pedagogy, she continues to make art and literature more accessible through workshops involving comics and zines. Her oil painting and printmaking practices focus on how memory reacts to past experiences (nostalgia, gaslighting, reflection, delusion, saudade, sehnsucht). This is informed further by how she weaves her personal histories and experiences from being indigenous and a consistent interest in botanic languages.
She identifies within the queer indigenous Hawaiian spectrum known as Māhū which encompasses everything from her gender to her sexuality. All kinds of media are welcome (and she’s excited to do it)!
Sensitivity / Expert
- Native Hawaiian and White
- Hoʻomana Hawaiʻi
- Depression, anxiety, and PTSD
- Indigenous Diaspora
- Native Hawaiian Spiritualism
- The Mixed-Race Experience
What Clients Say
My experience has been very great all around!. I am overall very appreciative of the very good communication between both the manager and the sensitive reader. And also the very good feedback given throughout the process. And would highly recommend anyone work with Salt and Sage.
Hinahina was very kind in her edit letter while still always explicitly telling me where I messed up in my story. Her words were sensitive to my feelings despite her being the one exposing herself to harmful material and choosing to engage with it. I am very grateful for her efforts and will certainly be using Salt & Sage again if/when the time comes.