Melanie Rodríguez

Melanie Rodríguez

Writer, Singer, and Songwriter

Melanie Rodríguez (she/her/ella) is a writer, singer, and arts administrator who believes storytelling is the catalyst for social change. As a lifelong creative, Melanie is fascinated by the connections between the arts, health, and healing– especially within Latine and immigrant communities. She is passionate about working at the intersection of arts, education, and advocacy. In high school, she began creating and producing community performances addressing social issues, earning a Silver Knight nomination for Music and Dance. She was also an activism and entertainment writer and editor for feminist indie magazine Make Muse. In 2020, she co-founded Let Your Voices Echo which facilitates conversations about social justice topics through the arts with events such as open mics, workshops, and film screenings. In 2022, she was one of the storytellers for Creative Studios Miami; her work is included in Unfinished Concrete: An Audio-Anthology of Miami Voices, O, Miami’s first Audio Original. Melanie is also a two-time alumna of The Peace Studio’s Artist as Catalyst program. Melanie began her arts administration career as Culture Shock Miami’s Program Coordinator at the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Currently, she is a Strategic Communications Associate at YoungArts. In the future, she aspires to build a community arts center in Miami for young adults with disabilities.

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