M. Davis-McAfee

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Murray, KY
Murray State University
Music Industry & Performance, Women's Empowerment, New & Traditional Tattoos
  • Melanie is an active member in her local pride, art, and women's rights organizations.
  • A decade-long body mod collector, she's an expert on tattoo styles and a lover of all things bold and American traditional.
  • Melanie is a classically trained vocalist and Carnegie Hall veteran.


Melanie has worked as a radio tech and writer for her western Kentucky town's NPR member station, WKMS, and as a nationally touring, original jazz-folk musician since 2016. She began writing lifestyle, food, and wellness content for a small, Midwest-based online publication in the summer of 2020. Her writing has since expanded to include society, culture, medical and scientific studies, and astrology. No matter the topic, Melanie is particularly passionate about celebrating, empowering, and educating women to help them live their best lives as leaders, innovators, and advocates for themselves and others. She joined Static Media in March 2023 as a member of The List news team.


Melanie has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business with an emphasis on vocal performance from Murray State University.

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