Melissa Lama is a Pacific community advocate and Islam convert.
She balances her time between a young family and advocating for her communities.
The Outliers is a gritty, unapologetic look at youth from minority backgrounds in New Zealand.
From great adversity comes great strength, so the aim of The Outliers is to search out youth who are the standout, the anomaly or the outlier in their community and in New Zealand.
The Outliers will meet inspirational youth while also exploring the source of most minority success - the community where they come from!
Produced by Fire Fire for Māori Television | Made with the support of NZ On Air