In 2016, Sophie Hollingsworth carried WINGS flag No. 30 to the Republic of Vanuatu, a chain of over 80 islands in the south west Pacific, to document the possible existence of a remote tribe of female chiefs.

At this WINGS WorldQuest Explorer Talk, Sophie provided a unique look into a complex and diverse culture accompanied with artifacts and paintings from her expedition. She taught us about their custom dances, water music, sand drawing, and sacred pig ceremonies. We enjoyed a rare visual photographic and artistic documentation of a vanishing way of life in the South Pacific.