Kids very often say exactly what they think. They have no filter. When they see injustice they don’t think, “well that is awful but I can’t do anything.”
They think, “Wow, that is gross, I want to fix that. I wonder what I can do to fix that.” In 2012, I took my daughter to an exhibit called “Half the Sky” at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. She had just turned 10 and we were on her birthday date. I wanted her to see the lives of other women and girls in other pa
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 day ago, a week ago, a month ago, a year ago I was wracked with an anger so deep, so large, so righteous in its fury it made my body shudder with its power and made my stomach heave a
12/12/17 was a historic day in Portland, Oregon. I got to meet one of my heroes Hillary Clinton…again. I met her 10 years ago during her first run for President and a few times since, but this time I got to talk to her and it was AWESOME! These are the top 10 things I learned from Hillary on Tuesday night: There is too much at stake for ANY of us to sit on the sidelines The only way we will get sexism out of politics is to get more women into politics You can’t win if you don
10. Built a BOMB ASS following online! That has led to connections with:
Kick Ass Academics
Glorious politicians 9. Pursued and obtained a PhD! I had mediocre grades, nearly failed statistics, and was told that my work was irrelevant. 8. Gone to a therapist! I was going through post-divorce insanity back in 2010. Going to therapy meant that I had to look at my own failings and it also got me to start praying to something bigger than
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 whose core message is to empower women and girls so that they can channel their power to change the world.
I am a fierce public speaker who can raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profit o