melissandre varin (she/they) and Jb Vincent (he/him) co-habit and make together for more than 8 years. They have been living in Coventry with Eole and LARi for 10 months. Jb works at Foleshill Community Centre and is passionate about urban food systems. melissandre situates her Performance as Research in afro-feminism and vibrant materialism. melissandre self-defines as a Black non-binary being co-parenting a human being, her work explores counter-hegemonic routes to hold conversations via performance arts.