Melissa is a wild queer creature of earth. Their ancestors are from what is now known as Ireland, Scotland, England and Germany and many came via Aotearoa (NZ). Melissa grew up in Naarm, (Melbourne) on both Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung country, and feels deeply connected to the rivers and mountains that have raised her here and in Aotearoa (New Zealand) where they journeyed for years. Mel feels most connected to ancient mossy forests of Antarctic Beech trees and communities of bees and counts them as her kin. They are passionate about building community and bridging connection between humans and the more that human world. Melissa holds space for connection and transformation with love, deep authenticity, reverence and fun.
Being a queer human, Mel is no stranger to liminal spaces, she loves the depth and clarity that can come with surrendering to the great unknown. Mel has had many teachers over her journeying and has trained with the School of Shamanic Womancraft, 8 Shields, Possibility Management and the School of Lost Borders. Mel runs nature connection initiation and rewilding programs for kids, youth, families and adults and is excited and honoured to now be bringing forth nature connection offerings for queer communities too.
The Weekly Service is a crafted experience of storytelling, reflection, discussion, music and tea, which is designed to help us slow down and reconnect. This week’s service is curated by Fiona Wright.
We are cash-free. Please pay via Eftpos at the door: $20 General Admission I $10 Concession I Members of The Weekly Service come for free. You can become a member at http://theweeklyservice.org/membership/