Dr. Melody Ivory
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Melody Ivory has combined her work as a performance poet with her computer science Ph.D. and her own life experience to be a passionate champion of women. Her mission is to help women survivors of trauma to connect mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually with their essential selves through inspirational poetry, as she has found this to be a successful and life-altering experience for herself and others. Dr. Ivorys immersive programs feature a distinctive mix of performance poetry, inspirational talks and her handcrafted natural care products delivered as part of The Dr. Melody Ivory Experience. She is the author of six books, including the recent seriesComposing Your Masterpiece Self Symphony and the poetry collectionThe Road M Traveled: Rising Above the Rubble of Trauma. Dr. Ivory has presented at the Women in Small Biz Summit, Microsoft Research and others. She recently completed a Guinness World Records Record Attempt for her show, 40 by 40, an inspirational performance that raised funds to support free poetry healing workshops for 100 greater Seattle area women who have experienced violence and abuse.