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S2E7: Using Your Voice and Rebel Activism with Dr. Melissa Bird

There is always a way to make a difference. Just ask our guest this week, activist Dr. Melissa “Missy” Bird — the CEO of Natural Born Rebel and a fierce public speaker on a quest for equality and justice. From protesting on a corner to creating a law, Missy is dismantling the structures in our society through compassion & education to empower women and people on the margin. On this episode, she’s sharing what she considers the ultimate rebellion, everything you need to know about creating change through your elected officials, and how YOU can make a difference in your community by asking “How can I help you?”

We’re exploring:

  • How a magazine sparked Missy’s feminism and activism journey
  • Missy opens up her experiences with homelessness and being a part of the LGBT community, and how it inspired her to advocate for young people facing homelessness
  • The importance of knowing how a bill becomes a law as an activist
  • What being a rebel means to Missy — plus, what YOU can do to disrupt the structures in our society
  • Emily wonders what she can do as a woman to take inspired action on gun control
  • Why you should know (and contact) your elected representatives
  • How distractions cover-up collective, generational pain for women and BIPOC (and why it’s time to grieve and heal)
  • And so much more!

How to connect with Missy:

Website: https://www.naturalbornrebel.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5zJU-CK82JUTcwIDf6RSAQ

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/birdgirl1001

Twitter: https://twitter.com/birdgirl1001

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/birdgirl1001/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@birdgirl1001

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-melissa-bird-016640199/

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Willie Lynch Letters: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book/9789562916554

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