Lean The F*ck Out, Episode 37 — Starting A Nonprofit Clothing Line For People Impacted By Sexual Assault — An Interview With Founder Maegan Carberry

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Lean The F*ck Out

This week we had the opportunity to talk with Maegan Carberry, founder of Birdbrain, non-profit clothing line seeking to comfort rape victims and help others support them. We talk to Maegan about how she took the bold move to truly lean the f*ck out and create the life she wanted for herself and others like her.

In this episode, Maegan talks about how she launched her Birdbrain brand, her plans for building her online store, and the courage it takes to shout from the roof tops with your own voice and redefine the process of healing from sexual assault.

Episode Highlights

  • Birdbrain is building a new way to comfort rape victims and help others support them past the initial crisis stage.
  • If you have an idea that is so important to you, don’t rush into getting funding for it right away. Build what you can first. Once others are invested you lose your ability to shape it.
  • “Hiding sucks worse than speaking your truth.”
  • It’s okay to take your time before you make the leap. Develop your idea. Nurture it. It’s okay to have that wonderful quiet time with your own idea.

Maegan Carberry, Founder of Bird Brain

Maegan Carberry

Maegan Carberry is the founder of birdbrain, a non-profit clothing line for people impacted by sexual assault. Birdbrain’s mission is to comfort rape victims and help others support them. For 15 years, Maegan worked as a political journalist. She was Arianna Huffington’s Chief of Staff, Communications Director of Rock the Vote, and the first curator of Upworthy. Maegan ha

s supported many social causes such as civic participation, reducing prison recidivism, and healing post-traumatic stress among veterans. She also taught communications at the University of Southern California.

Follow Maegan online at:

Website: https://www.dressbirdbrain.com/
Crowdfunding campaign:  https://rally.org/birdbrain

Maegan also recommends this resource for understanding the need to redefine how we talk about sexual assault. https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/07/rape-victim-not-a-rape-survivor/

If you have experienced sexual assault and need support now, call RAINN today: https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline

About Lean The F*ck Out

Lean the F*ck Out is a podcast conversation among women entrepreneurs who are creating their own way of living and working. The show is unapologetically for and about women who are leaning out of the constraints of the traditional corporate 9 to 5 to create a life that feels right. Join us.

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