How well do we really know our politicians and the personal values and experiences they bring to decisions that affect us all?
Newshub Nation's new series 'Backstory' goes behind the scenes, into the lives and homes of our political leaders.
First up, 45 year-old Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson takes us home to Manurewa in south Auckland to meet her newborn granddaughter and discuss life outside of Parliament.
She also reflects on the first time she spoke publicly about being sexually abused as a child, and what changed after she revealed what had happened.
"Silence is how abuse continues," Davidson told Newshub Nation.
Watch the video