I feel greedy. I feel covetous. I feel hungry.
I desire equality. I desire change. I desire collaboration.
I feel passionate. I feel fury. I feel obsessive.
I crave a voice. I crave a choice. I crave acknowledgement.
I do not want women to be hung for their decisions like this man does. I do not want people who don’t believe in family planning to be in charge of its national distribution like this woman does. I do not want us to be silent, to be blind, to believe that none of this matters.
I want you to resist. I want you to persist. I want you to insist.
It’s Friday, fuck shit up y’all, Dr. Melissa Bird
“Dr. Bird is magical. If anyone can get people to actually want to learn and engage in policy, it’s her. It’s so nice to see someone who is so passionate about what they teach. Dr. Bird is also a big support; she pushes me to be a better person and social worker.” -Student, CSUSB School of Social Work