The Kaukalaikiki Girl
by Olive Wilson
Pusi Urale’s journey from cheeky girl to artist.
When she was a girl, Pusi Urale was often told she was kaukalaikiki. The word is informal Samoan and means cheeky or naughty. Mostly it’s used to describe girls who don’t quite behave the way society expects them to. But Pusi doesn’t see being kaukalaikiki as a bad thing.