Melanie Mununggurr is a Djapu mother, writer, poet and spoken word artist. She writes in both English and Dhuwal (Yolngu Matha dialect) about identity, family, current social issues. Melanie also uses her writing as a platform for raising awareness about autism . She often weaves Dhuwal throughout her writing as a way of decolonising literature and the arts. In 2019 Melanie travelled to 6 countries and performed at many festivals around Australia. Her first book of poetry for young adults is to be released by Penguin in the near future.