Melvina Hayes is a Literary & Performing Artist, lifestyle/fitness coach and youth advocate based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
At an early age she demonstrated an interest in acting and began theatre performances. She has performed with companies such as The African American Shakespeare Company, The Bay Area Repertoire Theater, Yetta Young Productions and Tree Fort Productions; and has made cameo appearances on various television shows/pilots/feature films. As a writer, Melvina has developed performance pieces as well as directed youth productions.
In 2005 she wrote a memoir that she's using as a "mash-up" for her upcoming novel, "Adrenal'in Rush!". Melvina has a BA in Human Development (minor: African American Studies) and is pursuing her MFA in Writing and Consciousness. She is a certified personal trainer, is passionate about communal health and is en route to actualizing her vision of an all-inclusive Healing Arts Youth Center.