Melody (they/them) is a prolific poet and musician from Naarm. Penning tales of hope and loss, love and grief, beauty and pain, into honest reflections of their lived experience as a gender non-conforming, queer artist. A pre-service teacher, Melody has worked as a facilitator and MC for many years, and this is their third iteration of “Decompress with a poet” at Esoteric Festival.
The origin of Teknofag’s name is an act of protest. The act of protest towards those who used the word to weaponise against them in their past and present, to change people’s outlook into the future. A courageous act of standing tall and shouting “THIS IS WHO I AM, AND I’M SURE AS HELL PROUD TO BE ME”.
Reflect on your own esoteric experience, facilitated by accomplished poet and songwriter Melody (melontheballer, Naarm).
Be led through a visioning and meditation exercise with the opportunity to speak to your experience of the weekend in a sharing circle.
There is no obligation to contribute and you’re welcome to share simply by listening.
The workshop is accompanied by the musical stylings of Naarm’s own Sophocles Mavrelis.