Brandon Tacadena is a Master of Divinity candidate currently attending Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He was born and raised on the island of O’ahu, in Hawai’i. Brandon has genealogical ties to Sāmoa, Tokelau, the Philippines, The Cook Islands, and various parts of Europe. Tacadena’s work explores the intersections of theology, colonialism, spiritual fluidity and Pasifika indigeneity.
To the man who murdered my brother, I don’t expect you to read this right away. In fact, I would suggest that you wait and allow this letter to sit idle for several years until you are ready to hear what I have to say.