//001 Melissa Robinson-Cole, crochet artist + body positivity advocate

January 16, 2019

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.

Melissa Robineson-Cole

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