Eff Sh*t Up Friday – The Army of Women

I am surrounded by strong, powerful women. I am surrounded by intelligent, thoughtful women. I am surrounded by beautiful, sexy women. I am surrounded by creative, witchy women. I work with women who get so caught up in their day they feel depleted. I work with women who get so caught up in their day…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – I desire a world…

I desire a world where women have choice. I desire a world where women are safe to tell people in power their desires. I desire a world where women are able to be a voice for those who don’t have one. I desire a world where women can be free to do whatever they want…

Relentlessly Pursuing Magic-Marginalized No More

“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and make it realized.” -Audre Lorde, Poetry…

Jonesing for Justice

Recently I was asked to write up a draft of a speech about poverty and inequality. I don’t know what its final incarnation will look like but I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Inequality as a state of disparity has long been the focus of social work practice….

Into the Abyss

I am drowning…I am drowning in: Shame     Guilt     Anger     Fierce HATE     Insecurity     Fear I am trying to pray. I am trying to be more love centered. I am trying to be kind. I am trying not to run away. But… All I want to do…

The Great and Powerful AWE

According to Merriam-Webster, AWE is an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime. The last 5 weeks of my life have been filled with incredible AWE… The kind of AWE that made me sob tears of joy upon seeing the space shuttle for the…

See Melissa Bird Emcee March 16 in San Francisco

Exciting News! I am officially the Emcee for My Step, Her Stride – San Francisco on Saturday, March 16, 2013 on the Great Meadow at Fort Mason! This event is the 1st Annual event of this kind in the Bay Area and is a fundraiser for Women for Women International-an organization dedicated to helping women…