Blythe Baird is an author, spoken word poet, youth educator, and editor. Originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, she has garnered international praise (and over 30 million cumulative views) for her stunning lyrical performance poems. Baird is known for poignantly and urgently speaking about her experiences navigating sexual assault, mental illness, eating disorder recovery, sexuality, and trauma. Baird graduated from Hamline University in 2018 with a dual degree in creative writing and women’s studies. In 2020, she was awarded the prestigious McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship in Spoken Word. Her work has been showcased by The Poetry Foundation/Ours Poetica, PBS, Glamour Magazine, ELLE, TEDxMinneapolis, The National Eating Disorder Association, The Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, online community The Body Is Not an Apology, and more. Baird graduated from Hamline University in 2018 with a dual degree in creative writing and women’s studies. She is the author of If My Body Could Speak (Button Poetry, 2019) and Sweet, Young, & Worried (Button Poetry, forthcoming November 2022). In June of 2023, Baird will be a featured virtual instructor for Button University’s writing workshop series.