Mother, aunt, activist, listener, writer, Buddhist, witch, makes people feel seen and cared for, fiercely loyal.
Likes: her kids, guacamole, hand-written letters (both given and received), sun-filled spaces, yoga, lists, rocks that stack perfectly, baking, community, hugs, grammar and punctuation, decluttering, plant medicine, sniffing the top of her baby boy’s head.
Dislikes: tyranny, feeling stuck, stress, when people’s hearts are 3 sizes too small
Melissa is a mom to 7 children. She has fostered, adopted, been a bonus mom, and has sometimes just brought kids home from the library because they needed a safe place to be. She believes in the power of community, and she fiercely believes that the most important thing is our connection with each other. She has been a teacher, a climbing trainer, a yoga instructor, an activist, a librarian, and a hard-core practitioner of radical hospitality. Melissa has a BA in English and Creative Writing and an MS in Library and Information Sciences. She currently moonlights at Greenpeace coordinating camps for activists across all spectrums of movements, with the goal of helping communities and people thrive.