Brittany Oliver is an activist, educator, naturalist and social entrepreneur who uses an equity lens to approach her interests within the arts, social justice and enviornmentalism. Brittany has over several years of experience in advocacy, non-profit management and communications.
Brittany is the Founder and Executive Director of Not Without Black Women, a project aimed to uplift black women's voices through self-expression, dialogue and sisterhood. She's also the Communications Director at The Living Well Center for Social & Economic Vibrancy.
Brittany's passion for change began at the age of 15, when she petitioned her high school to offer African-American classes so students like herself could learn about more about their history. A native of West Baltimore, she studied visual art intensively until she went off to college to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Towson University to use her skills to bring people together with an impetus for social change.
Raised by her mother and grandmother, Brittany grew up witnessing how society treated single Black women of inner city communities, which led to investigate the intersections of race, class and gender as the theoretical and political framework for understanding the Black woman’s condition and struggle for liberation.
Named as Bitch Media's "20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now," her leadership has led her to facilitate a number of lectures, trainings and workshops on grassroots organizing, gender-based violence and more. She was the force who challenged white feminism during the Women's March and has no regrets. Brittany has been a featured speaker for Amnesty International, the Global Women's Institute, UB's Center on Applied Feminism and more.
Brittany's latest project involves working with arts and environmental organizations by supporting infrastructure, resource development and bridging connections to community.
In her own time, she enjoys shooting photography, watching documentaries and faciliates nature walks throughout Baltimore. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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