My name is Melanie, you can call me Mel, that M word, or MamaMel.

I started writing in the fourth grade. I would write short stories, then I began freestyling and writing poetry. When I got to highschool I started journaling and realized I also loved writing essays. I attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University for three years, studying English. I became involved with community organizing and activism in 2012. Iā€™m working on getting my writing and art out there more, and helping others to do the same. In my activism I learned what building relationships are all about. With a purpose. My purpose is change, and expression. To make positive changes through my art and work is all I hope to do.