My name is Meloe Gennai. I am a poet, performer, actor and an activist.
My poems are written in English, German and French and address themes like ancestry, gender, queerness, transness, roots. I am laureate of the poetry Biennal Robert Goffin (Belgium 2012).
I have performed in Switzerland, Austria France, Madagascar as well as in Berlin, Bruxelles, Lissabon, Madrid, Warsaw.
I have published a book of poems in French in 2017. I was recently awarded a writing grant by the city of Geneva for my first novel: "the evolution of love" (2018-2020) and a writing grant by Prohelvetia for a spoken word performance.
Being a mixed race Black / racially ambivalent and gender non-conforming trans non-binary person has allowed me understand society's dynamics as well as the impact of certain characteristics and labels on people's lives. It has allowed me to deconstruct many stereotypes and I am still working on deconstructing what has been taught to me and acquire new knowledge.
I am now sharing this experience with the world through poetry and performances.