About Us

Hawaiian Culture Stories offers stories that celebrate Hawaii's rich cultural heritage—past, present and future.  Our stories share the unique experiences of native Hawaiians, island locals, homesick Hawaiians, and Hawaiians at heart, so we may grow in love and aloha for each other and the communities around us.

Our mission is to share our olelo, our stories, so that audiences worldwide are inspired and uplifted, and island culture may continue to grow, thrive and prosper for generations to come.

Hawaiian-Culture-Stories.com was launched on August 21, 2012—the 50th anniversary of U.S. statehood.

The Hawaiian Culture Stories Ohana

Helen Chang – Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Helen grew up surrounded by island culture, but didn’t appreciate it till she left for college and travelled the world. As a local, she used to tell people she was “half Chinese, a quah-tah Chinese, a bit of Chinese and a little bit Chinese.” In other words, she’s 100% pake. The founder  and publisher of Hawaiian-Culture-Stories.com, she writes books for entrepreneurs, sings Hawaiian songs and plays the ukulele.

Cara Fasone is a writer, blogger, editor, and local girl. She was born and raised on the island of Oahu and like any true islander, she loves the beach, Spam, mochi crunch in her popcorn, Las Vegas and most of all her ohana. Cara made the big move to the mainland in 2006 to attend the American Film Institute Conservatory where she earned her MFA in Screenwriting. She currently serves as editor of Hawaiian-Culture-Stories.com, residing in Los Angeles where she enjoys taking pictures of everything she eats.

M. Keala Milles Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but grew up in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. Spending many summers in Waianae, Oahu, the islands were never too distant, and his ancestry includes Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese, German, Irish, Portuguese, and French. Keala graduated from the University of Washington School of Drama in 2001 and divides his time between writing, acting, and teaching in San Diego, where he lives now. When in the islands, his favorite thing to do is road trip around O'ahu with his daughter (while eating local food along the way).

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