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.
The birds behind Bird
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.
After feeling at home in the big smoke during a family visit to New York in my younger years, I vowed to make it back here permanently. Too many episodes of Sex and the City later, I arrived. New York’s unpredictable energy, its ability to keep you on your toes, and the brilliant people I’ve met living here have made sure I never want to leave.
Since I was seven years old, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of living in New York. (This obsession may or may not have been inspired by the movie Coming to America.) I spent the next 22 years making steps to get there, which included a stint in London, and a couple of years in below-freezing Montreal before I finally found myself in the concrete jungle of my dreams. Until everything changed and I moved to LA. I just couldn’t pass up the chance to expand Bird in another amazing city—plus have enough space, sun, and palm trees to feel like I’m on vacation every day.