Brittany T. Oliver is a writer, advocate, educator, photojournalist and non-profit leader based in Baltimore, MD.
A native of West Baltimore, she studied visual art intensively until she went off to college to earn a B.S. in mass communication with a focus in public relations from Towson University to use her skills to bring people together with an impetus for social change.
Raised by her mother and grandmother, Brittany’s grew up witnessing how society treated single Black women of inner city families. This experience led to her passionate of exploring the intersections of race, class and gender as the theoretical and political framework for understanding the Black woman’s condition and struggle for liberation. She also aims to use an equity lens to call out systems and institutions that perpetrate disparities on all fronts of oppression.
Brittany’s leadership has led her to facilitate a number of guest lectures, trainings and workshops on issues surrounding grassroots organizing, combating public and online harassment, communications for activists, creating safer spaces and more. She has given talks at the Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore, Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University and more.
During her involvement in anti-street harassment advocacy and as the former director of Hollaback! Baltimore from 2014-2016, one of the coolest things to happen was having her portrait featured in Baltimore's first public art mural for Stop Telling Women To Smile and having it plastered on walls in communities all over the world.
In June 2016, Brittany was nominated by AAUW to attend the United State of Women, a summit convened by the White House to address gender equality issues. A month after, Brittany traveled to Palestine/Israel on an activist delegation to speak directly with Palestinians resisting racism, military occupation and colonialism to explore how the struggles of different communities of color intersect.
Her latest project involves tapping back tap back into her roots by merging her love for the arts, activism and storytelling to make a difference. Sometimes her work will be a composition of personal tales and in others, they will be experiences of those she encounters throughout her life.
Brittany's public interest work takes place at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland where she organizes on a variety of civil rights issues and assists with all aspects of advocacy and communications. She also organizes with a number of community-based organizations.
In her own time, she practices mindfulness with the Baltimore and Beyond: Mindfulness Community, loves blues dancing and shoots photography.