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Robby is a former super-heavy weight world champion fighter who reconnected with his passion for art within his 4-year prison sentence for drug trafficking. He is a symbol of strength and hope to many inmates due to his success as an artist/singer/songwriter and his unrelenting dedication to culture, community and family. Within his own community, Robby continues to emerge as a leader through his work at First Peoples of the Millewa Mallee, where he is developing many initiatives centred around cultural rehabilitation for Indigenous offenders. Robby recently made global head-lines and coined the now famous #toostrongforyoukaren hashtag after an incident with a neighbour went viral. Robby is the Co-Producer and Writer of the film directed by Alex Siddons, titled 'The Art of Incarceration'. A short synopsis and a link to the film's website can be viewed below -
'SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF INDIGENOUS PRISONERS AT VICTORIA’S FULHAM CORRECTIONAL CENTRE, THE ART OF INCARCERATION EXPLORES HOW ART AND CULTURE CAN EMPOWER FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE TO TRANSCEND THEIR UNJUST CYCLES OF IMPRISONMENT.'