Hello! My name is Melissa (Missy) Bird and I am so pleased to have you wandering about on my site.
I am a fierce public speaker who travels around the world to talk about feminism, reproductive justice, the Graceful Revolution, and unapologetic activism.
I am a writer whose words are communicated with reckless abandon, vulnerability and passion. My essays have been described as a “freight train of exquisite, gorgeous writing”.
I am a teacher who helps women rise and express their passion by inspiring my students and workshop participants to go out into the world and kick-ass by engaging in revolutionary acts of social justice change.
The one saying that I live by every day is inspired by my hero Eleanor Roosevelt:
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
I have a teensy bit of a Twitter habit and love engaging in thoughtful dialogue about how we can work together to change politics and policy in America.
Dr. Melissa Bird is a writer, teacher, and the midwife of the collective.
Her favorite things to give birth to are revolutionaries, badasses, and powerful agitators against the patriarchy.
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 Twitter and Instagram @birdgirl1001