Melissa Robinson-Cole is of Ngāti Hine and Ngāti Kahu descent. She is a full-time artist and designer, and is also a staunch advocate for body positivity. Lissy, as she likes to be known, is also a walking bubble of joy. It’s a feeling she is passionate about, going as far as covering her car in fluro/neon crochet for her latest art project #JoyRide – spreading joy, quite literally, around town. She is effervescent, vibrant and, makes a really yummy cheese dip! In this episode of NUKU she talks about celebrating joy after experiencing heart-wrenching loss and sadness, her dream to crochet a wharenui and, the incredibly political act of loving your body, when the world says you shouldn’t.
When I left my relationship of 22 years I went on the most terrifying journey of my life.
I hadn’t been alone since I was 14.
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