Melissa Mostyn (born 1970) is a writer, film director, and artist. She lives in the Home Counties with her two children.
Melissa has written for Vogue, Esquire, The Independent, BLOOM, British Deaf News and Disability Arts Online, among many others. Her television appearances include presenting The Baby Diaries, a popular video diary strand about pregnancy, labour and childbirth for BBC's See Hear in 2009.
Following her film directorial debut, CODA (2011), a broadcast drama short produced by Neath Films, Melissa released LISTEN, EVEN WHEN YOUR HEART IS CRYING, a powerful half-hour TV documentary that explored parental grief from the perspective of a deaf person and how that impacted on family relationships. It aired on Film4 to widespread acclaim on Monday 5th January 2015, and is now live on the BSL Zone: http://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/zoom-2014-listen-even-when-your-heart-crying/
Prior to that, she kept a blog, The Mostyn-Thomas Journal, for three years. Her first book, MY DAUGHTER AND I, is a compilation of that blog and is currently available on Kindle.