Episode #62: Creating Change Through Storytelling with Bridget Todd

Creating Change Through Storytelling with Bridget Todd | Balanced Black Girl Podcast
Creating Change Through Storytelling with Bridget Todd | Balanced Black Girl Podcast

Today we’re talking to Bridget Todd, political strategist, media personality, and co-host of AFROPUNK’s Solution Sessions Podcast where she focuses on amplifying Black stories globally.

Bridget has had an extensive career in media, education and politics. The former Howard University educator is a trained human rights activist and coordinated digital strategy for organizations such as MSNBC, Planned Parenthood, and the Women’s March. She also facilitated a training program for political operatives that the Washington Post called “the Hogwarts of the Democratic Party.”

Bridget joined the podcast world as a producer for MoveOn.org’s flagship podcast in 2012. She also cohosted iHeartMedia’s “Stuff Mom Never Told You” podcast, where she discussed feminist issues and activism to over 2 million subscriber’s month.

Paper Magazine named Bridget as one of their top women in Politics to follow, and she received a Webby Award nomination for her role on AFROPUNK’s Solution Sessions Podcast. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Refinery 29, Policy Mic, The Daily Show, The Atlantic, the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and more.

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In this episode, we talk about…

  • The importance of telling Black stories in a loving, authentic way.
  • How to get comfortable using our voices.
  • Owning and protecting our creative ideas and contributions to popular culture. 
  • Navigating burnout, and why rest is essential.

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