Melynie was born and raised in Highland, Indiana until 2005, when her family moved to Hobart. She was six-years-old. Melynie progressed through Hobart's educational system fairly normally, save for the fact that she always had trouble in school - not trouble learning, but trouble doing and turning in work. She was not diagnosed with a mental illness until seventh grade, though there was suspicion of something amiss as early as first or second grade. Melynie's experiences are vast and varied, though she hopes not to be viewed as just another "story". She shares these moments with our audience in the hopes that she will be embraced as a person, trudging through the trials of life just like everyone else.