Michelle was born in Guyana, South America in 1969. Her interest in African traditional spiritual practices and cultural identity prompted her to do a PhD on Guyanese Komfa, an African derived spiritual perspective. She taught English Literature, Editing and Creative Writing at London Metropolitan University and currently facilitates black history, cultural and writing workshops as an Independent Scholar. She set up Way Wive Wordz Publishing, Editing and Tuition Services, an education platform to accommodate a range of learning and creative aspirations. Her first novel Elijah and poetry collection The Awakening and Other Poems were self-published in 2014. Guyanese Komfa: The Ritual Art of Trance – her PhD thesis, Something Buried in the Yard and Mama Lou Tales: A Folkloric biography of a Guyanese Elder, were published in 2016.
For TLC Michelle reads fiction, with an interest in African diaspora narratives, and poetry