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 #badass #birdgirlindustries #birdgirlwisdom #gracefulrevolution #birdgirlrevolution
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 I was 6.
I experienced abuse as a child.
Sometimes we had no utilities or food. I was raped my first year of college.
I used to kiss girls for beer money while in college. I have been married leg
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 onto something here Missy. Don’t let anyone stop you. Keep going.” I was like BOOM!
Hell YES! Boy did I need that message because I was DISCOURAGED. Thank you divine universe for reminding me
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 had just finished my PhD and was trying to figure out who I am. I am no longer a student, likely I never will be again, which is weird. I no longer have consistent deadlines imposed on me by other people,
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 my research and writing to empowering women and girls so that they can rise up and change the world. I am a political she-devil and social worker who is engaged
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 the Phoenix…
I am a badass bombshell babe… 1/28/14 #badass #brilliance #activism #fierceness #inspiring #Phoenix #bombshell #action #brains
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 packs a day. I only ran from things that scared me. This running has made me happy. It makes me so happy that I weep with gratitude while I run. And this Bjork song called Violently Happy rings through my ears EVERY.TIME.I.