“If you’re genuinely in this kaupapa because you want things to change you have to work with everyone, you can’t just exclude the people that have the wrong ideas, you have to work with the people with the wrong ideas.” - Richie Hardcore

Richie Hardcore is former martial arts champion-turned-personal trainer, Muay-thai coach, social justice campaigner, public speaker and White Ribbon ambassador.

It was a real privilege to sit down with Richie at Orphans Kitchen, share a tear or two as well as cup of tea and hear about his work in reducing drug and alcohol harm, campaigning against domestic and sexual violence, and promoting social change.

Make sure you check out his upcoming TEDX Talk in Auckland here and follow Richie on his Instagram for daily awareness and activism and to engage in topical conversation, which he does with boundless energy and a killer smile.

Think less, experience more and be your beautiful self,


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