About Bria

"Invest in a girl and you can change the world." My work in nonprofit and public health started over a decade ago when I worked as a peer leader for Teen Voices. Today, I am continuing that legacy by centering my work around youth development, sisterhood, reproductive equity, and mentorship.

Bria Gadsden is a Boston, MA native, social impact strategist, grant writer, author, menstrual equity leader, and co-founder of two social impact nonprofit organizations: Love Your Menses, Inc. and Merrimack Valley Black and Brown Voices, Inc. As a nonprofit consultant and grant writer, Bria helps nonprofits build and sustain revenue through the following services: program development and evaluation, grant research and writing, strategic planning, and corporate relations.

With over 10 years of experience working in nonprofit and government in various leadership roles, Bria knows how to leverage the strengths of a company to achieve equitable and sustainable goals. After learning how to build and sustain two nonprofit organizations and acquiring grants, corporate sponsorships, and individual contributions, Bria is now committed to using her experience, skills, and passion to support nonprofit and for profit founders in various capacities.

In addition to nonprofit consulting, Bria dedicates her career to promoting menstrual equity and supporting the reproductive wellness needs of women and girls worldwide through health education, STEM youth programming, mentorship, and advocacy. Bria has her M.S. in Community Health Education from Merrimack College and her B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Past Speaking Engagements

Bria enjoys engaging in meaningful dialogue with the community. She has spoken at:

Harvard College

King's College London

Merrimack College

MASS NOW

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Malden High School

Celeste The Therapist Podcast

SparkFM Online

Recognitions