Welcome to Shades of Melanin Incorporated... 


A site where you can find your niche in almost anything. We cater to women of color, and through that connect this demographic through mediums of art, poetry, and literature while still discussing issues pivotal to self growth, self love, and self enhancement. We offer lecture, speech, and spoken-word services for educational, entertainment, and self-empowerment events.


With this site we wish to connect women from all walks of life. We realized that even though we come from different paths in life we still have a lot in common.

This site offers a compilation of art: spoken, visual, and written. It also addresses an array of issues affecting or is of interest to this specific demographic and much more. Browse through the site, and see what interests you! Also feel free to submit work to be published on the site on our “Write For Us” page.Your voice is important, your truth is valid, and through this platform you will find community.


Frequent Guest Writers and Contributors

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Virgil Hayes

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Melissa Brown

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Cierra Lockett


Research Highlights

Me Too Sis

Following the screening of the film I was able to speak with Sofie, an anti-sexual violence activist and co-founder of End Rape on Campus. What follows is an interview between yours truly, and an activist that has sparked a MUCH NEEDED revolution. One that empowers sexual assault survivors and calls for accountability amongst any who are complicit in upholding a culture of silence. Because much like feminism; education on sexual violence is for everyone…….

April 25, 2016



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