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…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – 2 Secrets about me

Secret #1 – I used to be terrified of public speaking. When I was in my speech and debate class I would literally throw up before having to get up in front of my little class of 15-20 students. It was silly. I had grown up with these people. We knew each other well. My…

Corvallis Still We Rise Women’s March

I was so blessed and honored to speak at the Corvallis Women’s March today in Corvallis, Oregon. The organizers SLAYED the event! Here is a video of my speech along with the transcript so you can follow my words! Have a kick ass weekend y’all! Cheers, Dr. Bird   Dr. Melissa Bird speech 1/20/18: A…

Friday Funday!

WOAH! This week has been a whirlwind of excitement at Bird Girl Industries and I am so excited to share some great happenings with you. My Latest Publication I can hardly believe the joy I feel at having another essay published on the amazing website Kind Over Matter. The story of fear is one that…

The Truth About My Destiny

The truth is that I am love. I am worthy. I am big and huge and expansive and able to give and receive great huge amounts of love. I am bright light. I am the essence of kindness and beauty. I am more powerful when I am in love. I am a visionary/social justice/badass leader…

Speaking About Passion

Over the last two years I have transitioned from being a professional lobbyist and university professor to a full time stay at home mother to three children.  This life change has led me to challenge many of the personal ideas that I had about myself as a woman and has sent me on a life…