1. Bridget!! We are so excited to have you a part of the #SpeakYourSilence crew. Tell us how you first learned about SYS?
I’m so excited to be part of the crew!!! I actually heard about Speak Your Silence 3 years ago from a close friend who volunteered with Matt. She came over one night, brought all of us the stitch kits (can someone say throwback?!), told us all about the heart of Speak Your Silence and how much it has helped her become confident in telling her story. I have been a big fan ever since! It’s a dream getting to work for a company that champions and values each and every person we come into contact with.
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself? Likes, dislikes, things you can’t live without, any fun facts?
Gosh, where to start? I guess I’ll start with my dislike. Seems like a good idea to just get it out onto the table so we can just move on after that. Are you ready? Here it goes: I strongly dislike (because my mom & dad taught me to never use the word hate) tomatoes, I know what you’re thinking “How?! They are sooooo good. How can you not like them. I can just eat them like an apple?” Honestly., thinking about that repulses me. In my entire 26 (about to be 27) years of life, I have NEVER liked tomatoes. Don’t try and convince me to get into them, either, because you never will. It’s not you, it’s tomatoes.
3. As the designated Bus Driver and Outreach Manager, what are you most excited about?
So many things! This is such a fun position that is so new to Speak Your Silence, which can get a little crazy sometimes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! It’s such an honor to be able to pioneer this position for future outreach managers and other bus drivers! I am just really excited to get out into the community. I am SUCH a people person and I love talking to people. So the fact that I get to go out and share the heart and the mission of Speak Your Silence is wild to me! It just doesn’t seem real sometimes that this is my job! I have to pinch myself every other day just to make sure that I am not dreaming.
Honestly, it varies from day to day and every day looks a little different, which I love!! I have never been the type of person who has been good with an 8-5, sit behind a computer type of person. So, some days, I am out doing back to back events, other days I am out talking with companies and sharing the mission of Speak Your Silence! At least once a week, I am in the office just brainstorming, talking through ideas with Matt and sending out product!! Once a week I like to go to a local coffee shop, enjoy a cup of coffee, answer emails, write some blogs, and book events!
Make sure to come out to one of our events and say hi to Bridget!! 🙂