Melissa Sia

Melissa is originally from Liverpool and now lives in Glasgow. They draw inspiration from existing authentically as themselves and using this to embrace those who feel they cannot be visible just now. Poetry inspires them to create something physical from non-physical pain, a way of taking ownership and pride in their experiences, as well as that of their community. They completed a Master’s degree in Gender Studies, and their final piece focused on lifting the voices of minority groups and exploring the fundamental healing nature that poetry has on those living with trauma. Outside of their busy working life, they revel in the calmness of their free time and believe there is beauty in the gentle rumbling of change.