Poet + Spoken Word Artist
Melania-Luisa Marte is a first generation American. She was born and raised in the Lower East Side of New York City. Her multi-cultured upbringing inspires her to write about navigating the world as a native Spanish speaker of Afro-Dominican descent. She is also a member of the 2017 and 2018 Dallas Poetry Slam Team currently ranking 5th in the nation. She has performed, featured, and competed in cities across the country. Marte was also a finalist and ranked 5th at the 2018 Women of The World Poetry Slam Competition. She is currently working as a Creative Workshop Facilitator and Teaching Artist with the Dallas Poetry Slam. Marte's poetry explores many subjects including her Afro-latina roots and culture, intersectional feminism, and self-love.
Love Your Selfie is a healing collective and growing social media movement founded by Melania-Luisa Marte. LYS creates safe spaces for women to share their experiences and empower others to heal themselves, unmask some of the toxic relationships they have dealt with and find positive ways to mend those broken friendships, partnerships, and communities. The main focus of this group is to educate and uplift each other through conversations on sexuality, beauty, mental health, and dating so they can be their best selves through the tools of art and writing. LYS host weekly conversations online, workshops and events around the country.