Hey, hey! As you already know, my name is Meghan & I'm a writer, podcaster, and professor who's deeply passionate about critical thinking, personal growth, and self-empowerment for women. What you might not know is that:
I'm proud to hail from lake country in rural Minnesota, which is approximately several hours northwest of Minneapolis. I earned three degrees in English: my BA & MA are from University of North Dakota, while my PhD is from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently, I live and work as a temporary Assistant Professor of English at a college Iowa with my husband, Roger, and our dog, Banner. When I’m not teaching classes on writing, research writing, and literature, I’m usually working on a collection of creative non-fiction essays or a saucy but sweet romance novel.
You should also know I’m absurdly clumsy, I go to bed early, and I talk really loud. I also cherish reading, always craving tacos or chocolate, and nerd out over the Olympics, hiking, and all the romance novels. And my greatest lament in life is that I'm not a full 6 feet tall (I’m just shy at 5’ 10 3/4”).
Empowered Women Empower Women
One of my biggest goals in life is to create a women’s empowerment web. When you purchase my books, courses, or products, you empower yourself and another young woman in the world. Part of the proceeds to everything I do funnels directly into a scholarship fund for women & education.
“When girls [and young women] are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”
On a more serious note, I refuse to see the world in black and white; instead, I choose to see it in technicolor. Because there is a unique beauty to every single one of us that walks this earth. And because everything is so much more complicated than meets the eye.
I also worship bold, brave, and beautifully smart and capable women, who are setting the world ablaze with their talents, wisdom, and words. Women, like Roxanne Gay, Kacia Fitzgerald, Audre Lorde, Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou, and Sabaa Tahir, who challenge me to think harder, feel deeper, and to show up every single day as my authentic self.
And it is my greatest ambition to create an entire movement around the idea that women and young girls have so much more power and potential within themselves than they realize.
Here are some guest interviews I did on some epic podcasts!