U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo is a Zimbabwean-American poet, performance artist, storyteller, and educator with an international reach. Her debut poetry collection, Soul Psalms (She Writes Press), was published in 2016. Her work centers on women’s empowerment, healing, social justice, exploring “hyphenated identities”. She has been featured on GBH’s “Suitcase Stories”, “ Growing Up Black Part 2” and, in 2021, as the costume stylist for the award winning film Memoirs of a Black Girl now streaming on Amazon. She also serves on the board of Mass Poetry. Find out more about U-Meleni at her website.