Parkour Practitioner, Teacher for Social Change


I’m a high school English teacher in NYC, a coach, a professional parkour practitioner (traceuse), and a 4-time American Ninja Warrior. I’m trying to promote a different image of women (especially to speak out against harassment and sexual assault) through personal story and photo.

I worked on this project originally as a tool to show my students how images can help fight cultural and direct violence through social media (and after I was inappropriately groped on a NY subway). I’ll be releasing all the photos soon and wanted to use your hashtag; I think our views on spreading awareness and pushing back against direct and indirect violence align!


Thanks so much for your time!

~Melanie Hunt