Melissa Mostyn has enjoyed a portfolio career as an artist, writer and film-maker for over twenty years, adopting a variety of roles for Shape, Maverick Television, Disability Arts Online, Deafnitely Theatre, Architecture Week South- East, Tate and V&A.
Before having children, for five years Melissa led a groundbreaking Deaf visual art project, Salon, funded by Arts Council England and the Esme Fairbairn Foundation, and had journalism published in The Independent, Esquire and Vogue.
Since becoming a parent Melissa has committed herself to empowering others through her work, particularly Deaf women. She has presented in BSL for DeafHope, Women’s Aid, NHS Safeguarding and the British Society for Mental Health and Deafness, and published an e-book, My Daughter and I.
Melissa’s last film, listen, even when your heart is crying (2014), was Official Selection for Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 and Best Documentary nominee in the CINEDEAF Awards 2015.