Melanie Stevens is an artist, illustrator and writer from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree for Political Science from Yale University in 2001 and is the creator of the graphic novel, ‘Black Picket Fences’. She is the co-founder and editor of Miss Anthology, an organization that supports and publishes racially and economically diverse young comic artists who identify as female or genderqueer, as well as the co-curator of Nat Turner Project, a mobile gallery space that allows artists of color the freedom to create or express their own language within and without the parameters of racial commodification or designation. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Fine Arts degree for Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.