Episode 94: Melissa Bird on Being an Imperfect Activist and Women Running For Office

Melissa Bird

In today's episode I dive deep into a conversation with Dr. Melissa Bird on what it means to be an imperfect activist. 

Melissa Bird, PhD, MSW is a passionate feminist whose education in social work has led to a career advocating for children, women, and their families.  

She is a fierce believer in social justice advocacy and preparing women for leadership roles in politics. She has a wealth of experience working with policy makers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to improve access to reproductive health care for women, men and teens. 

As a writer, professor and fiery public speaker, Dr. Bird creates the genesis for a new brand of leadership. Her words awaken revolutionaries, trailblazers and powerful innovators in the quest for justice. When she’s not building her public speaking Empire, she can be found reading trashy novels, drinking fine whiskey, playing mom to three delicious humans, and loving her punk rock scientist James Thomas Kelly.

Connect with Missy at birdgirlindustries.com and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @birdgirl1001. She is currently accepting new clients and has an online advocacy program you can check out at https://birdgirlindustries.com/programs/.

In today's conversation we got real on topics including:

  • Allowing yourself to be imperfect in activism
  • Letting your passion drive you
  • The Resisterhood movement
  • Women running for office in 2018

And we wrapped up the show with a round of random 10 questions that turned into another half hour of fun, laughter and delight. We hope you enjoy! 

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