Lilia Tarawa Books & Biography
Lilia Tarawa is a New Zealand writer, speaker, and business coach. She is a member of the Māori Ngāi Tahu tribe. Lilia was born into New Zealand’s infamous religious cult, Gloriavale, and fled with her eleven family members at eighteen years of age. Her extraordinary life experience compelled her to pursue a career promoting human rights, welfare and empowerment. Her TEDx talk, “I Grew Up in a Cult. It Was Heaven—and Hell” has over 5 million views. Tarawa lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.