Mia Birdsong is a family and community visionary, activist and storyteller. She is Co-director of Family Story and speaks on economic inequality, race, gender and building community at universities and conferences across the country. She co-founded Canerow, a resource for people dedicated to raising children of color in a world that reflects the spectrum of who they are, and sits on the Board of Directors of Forward Together, a nonprofit dedicated to winning rights, resources, and recognition for all families.
"Mia Birdsong is one of our most important thinkers and strategists
for how we build structures to support the families that we
actually have and the kinds of families we would build if we
weren't all so obsessed with respectability. This book gives us
both the vision and the blueprint for how to do this in ways that
feel sustainable, and quite frankly otherworldly. I left this book
feeling something I haven't felt in a long time...hopeful.
"--Brittney Cooper, author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist
Discovers Her Superpower
"Mia Birdsong's deeply personal book calls forth a deeply public truth: that we're all better off when we're all better off. Her search for the meaning of community and belonging will inspire Americans from many walks to show up in a new way."--Eric Liu, CEO of Citizen University and author of Become America
"This book is a blueprint to being vulnerable enough to love harder, dig deeper and be unafraid to redefine and expand our relationships. A beautiful and helpful piece of work. "--Tiq Milan, writer and LGBTQ advocate
"This is a the book we've all been waiting for about the 'craft'--and that's what Mia Birdsong so insightfully names it--of creating community. She's a master craftswoman herself--gathering stories of such intentionality, honesty, and reliability that you will immediately start living your life more radically and reaping the rewards."--Courtney E. Martin, author of The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream