Brittany T. Oliver is an advocate, healer, educator, speaker, communicator and social entrepreneur who uses an equity lens to approach her interests within the arts, social justice and the environment.
Brittany is the Founder and Director of Not Without Black Women, a new project aimed to uplift black women's voices through self-expression, dialogue and sisterhood. Professionally, she is the Outreach and Communications Manager at Everyday Feminism. Previously, she worked at the ACLU of Maryland and has worked on a number of social justice campaigns over the last several years.
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, digital media for activists and more. As the former co-director of Hollaback! Baltimore from 2014-2016, one of the coolest things to happen was having her portrait featured in Baltimore's first art mural for Stop Telling Women To Smile and having it plastered on walls all over the world. If you remember, Brittany was the force who challenged white feminism during the Women's March and has no regrets. One of her most challenging experiences was when she traveled to Palestine/Israel in July 2016 on an activist delegation to speak with Palestinians resisting racism, military occupation and colonialism to explore intersectionality between the struggles of communities of color.
Most recently, Brittany was named a 2017 VIP (Very Important Professional) List winner by The Daily Record for her work over the years and has been a featured speaker for Amnesty International, Johns Hopkins University, the Global Women's Institute at George Washington University, the Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore and more.