I’m Mel Chanté, poet, marketing creative + positivity blogger. I admire words + love to create. I’m all for nourishing our minds with good thoughts + positive views of self.

As a spoken word poetI’ve been sharing my work on stages in Boston, New York City, Atlanta + Charlotte, NC. Both of my parents planted the seeds of words in me since I was young. My father was a poet, he remains one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to poetry. My mom was always in me and my sisters’ ears about the power of words. So here I am today expressing what seems to be innate.

You can catch one of my most recent live performances here. Add me Soundcloud for more audio poetry + storytelling.

This past April, I released a poetic short film, “To My Future Husband,” with a friend of mine, Josh Peters, a talented filmmaker. Visual poetry is something I want to delve deeper into, so add me on YouTube to keep up with content! For now, you can watch the short film below.

One more thing…

I created an Instagram page @vowtsoself as a community collective to share affirmations, positive words + encouragement. The best part about it is anyone can share a vow to be posted on the page. If you have an affirmation or mantra that brings you back to center, peace, focus, confidence, self-love, you can submit it here.

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Contributor for Joblogues + Young Yet Wise.

To book for a performance, speaking engagement or collaboration, email: melysalatham[at]

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