Blythe Baird

Blythe Baird (she/her/hers) is a Minneapolis-based LGBTQ+ author, spoken word poet, educator, and Storytelling and Community Engagement Coordinator for the Loft Literary Center. Originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the viral writer has garnered international recognition for her performance pieces that speak urgently and honestly about sexual assault, mental illness, eating disorder recovery, sexuality, and healing from trauma. Her work has been featured by PBS, Glamour, ELLE, TEDxMinneapolis, The National Eating Disorder Association, Mic, The Huffington Post, and many more. Baird graduated from Hamline University in 2018 with a dual degree in creative writing and women’s studies. In 2020, she received the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship in Spoken Word Poetry. Learn more about Blythe at