A bird is a woman with a certain spark. Shy or full of swagger, she’s the kind of woman you want to know better the more you talk to her.

Every week, we feature interviews with fascinating women from all walks of life, who work and thrive in the cities they’ve chosen to call home. We go deep with women forging their own paths forward—those who are just starting out, those who’ve made their mark, and those who’ve zigzagged to redefine what’s possible for themselves. Bird is about creating community through diversity, showcasing stories of real women doing really cool things and inspiring us along the way.

Bird was created in 2014 by two Australian ex-pats, graphic designer Magdalena Wielopolski and photographer Stephanie Geddes. Our vision was born out of a shared obsession with what it takes to live in New York, and the desire to find out how other women are doing the same. Bird has now evolved to capture the lives of women across the country.

 

 

 

 

The team behind Bird

Stephanie Geddes Co-Founder, NYC Living in New York City since 2011, Stephanie is a photographic producer. An accomplished photographer herself, she shoots every portrait of the NYC-based women featured on Bird. Her other loves include reading bad crime thrillers, exploring new neighborhoods on foot, and her husband, Chris.

Stephanie Geddes
Co-Founder, NYC

Living in New York City since 2011, Stephanie is a photographic producer. An accomplished photographer herself, she shoots every portrait of the NYC-based women featured on Bird. Her other loves include reading bad crime thrillers, exploring new neighborhoods on foot, and her husband, Chris.

Magdalena Wielopolski Co-Founder, LA Photo credit: Elissa James After globe-hopping stints living in London, Montreal, and New York, Magda finally settled in Los Angeles in 2015. During the week, she works as an art director and graphic designer; on weekends, you can find her tracking down Bird interviews or shooting hoops with her basketball team, The Sports Bras.

Magdalena Wielopolski
Co-Founder, LA
Photo credit: Elissa James

After globe-hopping stints living in London, Montreal, and New York, Magda finally settled in Los Angeles in 2015. During the week, she works as an art director and graphic designer; on weekends, you can find her tracking down Bird interviews or shooting hoops with her basketball team, The Sports Bras.

Anna Balkrishna Editor-at-large Anna is a California native who’s called New York home for over a decade. When Magda and Steph featured her on Bird back in 2014, she was so inspired by the conversation that she had to join the project. Besides editing each issue of Bird, she works as an editorial and creative director merging her love of words and design.

Anna Balkrishna
Editor-at-large

Anna is a California native who’s called New York home for over a decade. When Magda and Steph featured her on Bird back in 2014, she was so inspired by the conversation that she had to join the project. Besides editing each issue of Bird, she works as an editorial and creative director merging her love of words and design.

Matt Murray Photographer When he’s not behind the lens for Bird in LA, Matt is a creative director for clients ranging from entertainment to tech. On his projects, Matt contributes variously as a designer, writer, photographer, and editor—and in a former life, he was also an actor and theatre geek.

Matt Murray
Photographer

When he’s not behind the lens for Bird in LA, Matt is a creative director for clients ranging from entertainment to tech. On his projects, Matt contributes variously as a designer, writer, photographer, and editor—and in a former life, he was also an actor and theatre geek.