Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette — Nèfta Poetry — is a performer, poet, choreographer, independent scholar (cultural studies, political science, performance studies, Caribbean/American studies) and feminist and curator. Intrinsically, she is a researcher, materializing reflections and catharsis through body and mind. Her live and video performances are done and shot in nature proposing a hybrid form in this art, to explore the marks of memory in/through her body and the territory she was born to. Interrogating the Black body in performance, her focus is mainly on decolonizing and deconstructing the contemporary postcolonial era. As a choreographer, both as a soloist and with her company ANAM-NESIS-K (founded in 2016 shortly after her return to her native archipelago) to quench her thirst for memory. She has been curating the transdisciplinary Cri de Femmes festival since 2011, intersecting now with her Clit Revowlution Project International Visual Art Venue, wherein she also curates exhibitions around gender-based awareness. From Guadeloupe to Paris and New York City. Poetry is one of her earliest forms of expression. She published, as Nèfta Poetry, three poem collections, Les Bleus de l'existence (The Bruises of Life, 2009), “Ombres” (Shadows — Éditions Persée, 2011) and “Mousmée – diary of an orchid woman” (2013 – trilingual, self-published edition). She performs live concert (acoustic poetry and Jazz Poetry) and produced an album with singer songwriter Gerald Toto (Melt In Motherland). Through her scholarly journey, she has been developing a thorough exploration of Black/colonial bodies in performance, giving her more insight in and through her own performing and writing. She graduated a PhD in US Civilization (thesis on the Haitian Diaspora of New York City) in 2008 at the University of the French West Indies. This long initiation brought her to live in NYC for three years, with circular movements in-between with her native Guadeloupe as she lectured at the university. She is a regularly published researcher in scientific journals, collective works and participates in international conferences and symposiums.