In honor of Juneteenth this year, The Self Publication is featuring Black creatives in a week-long showcase to highlight our creativity, resilience, and multifaceted methods of beautifully expressing our emotions and mindsets while navigating systemic antiBlackness in our society.
Today we would like to present: @theumeleniexperience
About the artist:
U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo is a Zimbabwean-American poet, performance artist, storyteller, and educator with an international reach and a transnational lens. She is currently a 2021 Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship recipient from the Arts and Business Council of Boston.
She has been featured on GBH’s “Suitcase Stories” and “ Growing Up Black Part 2 “, worked as a Costume Consultant
for the film Memoirs of a Black Girl in the 2021 Boston Globe Black History Film Festival.