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 – Who am I?

Hello, my name is Missy. AKA: Dr. Bird I am a writer. I am a teacher. I am a leader. I was a professional lobbyist for Planned Parenthood in Utah. I love Wonder Woman & Eleanor Roosevelt. I used to be afraid to speak my truth. This is my TRUTH!! My father committed suicide when…

Monday Mayhem – Burn the Patriarchy DOWN!

Yesterday I got this kick ass message from my friend where she said: “This was the anger roiling in me this morning. While the snow came down, the fire in me got hotter. It’s time to let the motherfuckers burn. I love you so much for how you inspire me and so many others. You’re…

Monday Mayhem: Affirmations of Badassery

A few months ago I asked four of my dearest friends to, “think of five words that I offer women”. I don’t know why. I think I was feeling particularly insecure about myself and wanted to know that I was still inspiring to other people. I was at a strange point in my life. I…

Women’s Empowerment Day

Yesterday I was honored to be a part of Women’s Empowerment Day, Orange County hosted by California Women Lead.  During the seminar about effective communication we were asked to write about our personal brand. This exercise was so powerful I have to share what I wrote here: I am a badass visionary leader who devotes…

Fierceness

There is a fierceness to my brilliance, to my activism, to my action. There is a fierceness behind this need to drive change, to inspire people, to inform mass action. There is a fierceness in my fire, my sass, my sauce. I am the catalyst… I am the change… I am the brains… I am…

Violently Happy…but not in the creepy way

I am training for a half marathon that is taking place in 3 days.  This entails a lot of running.  When I say a lot of running it means in the last 3 months I have logged over 170 miles of running.  This is crazy.  I was not a runner.  I used to smoke 2…