Monday Mayhem – New Year! New Introduction!

New Year! New Introduction! Honestly, I just wanted to share with you this AMAZING FB live I did today! You can just click on that picture to go watch it! I love all of you! It’s Monday! Raise some hell y’all, Dr. Melissa Bird

Monday Mayhem – Shushed by the patriarchy

Holy crapola! Two nights ago I had the most vivid dream! I dreamt that everywhere I tried to go I got stopped. I had huge meetings and presentations and I was blocked every step of the way. Getting lost. Clothes snagging on hooks. Couches in front of doorways. It was a WEIRD night! I shared…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – A New Years Blessing

I have the suffrage saying, “Forward out of darkness, forward into light” tattooed on my back. I got that tattoo after the first bill I ever wrote was killed the first year I introduced it in the Utah legislature. That saying has served me well over the years. I believe that 2019 is the year…

Fanning the Flames: social justice and advocacy training

I want to get personal with you. For many years is was scared to use my voice. In fact, just this year I finally admitted to myself and other that I have only been giving the world half of me. I thought to myself imagine what would happen if you went full throttle bird? That…

Monday Mayhem – I have spent 38 years hating December

Yesterday was the anniversary of my fathers suicide. 38 years. I have spent 38 years hating December. I used to HATE Christmas. I cannot ever remember it being a joyful time. I mean, there were happy moments and always presents BUT there was a horrible tension. We always waited for the inevitable arguments, the fights,…

Monday Mayhem – What would happen if…

What would happen if we just stopped questioning ourselves? What would we be able to accomplish? Who would we inspire? Who would we be inspired by? Would we tell the people who inspire us thank you? Would we tell them about our own work? Would we be willing to be gloriously messy to everyone? Would…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – The Impact of Suicide

This week I was asked to speak at Impact Day at my daughters high school. My daughter has asked me to talk about how I overcame AN obstacle in my life. She wanted me to address adversity and give the people in attendance advice on how they too could overcome adversity. I was so moved…