Millennial Activists United

Brittany Ferrell is a Black civil rights activist, mother, organizer, and freedom fighter from St. Louis, Mi

Brittany Ferrell is a public health nurse, political organizer, birth worker, mother, and nursing science Ph.D. student. Her research interrogates how chronic stress impacts pregnancy and birth outcomes. 

Brittany is a transformative member of the St. Louis community in her own right and a force of nature for social justice. Nearly 8 years ago, after the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Brittany devoted an incredible number of hours, days, and nights of her life to the Ferguson Uprising of 2014, which is well chronicled in the documentary Whose Streets. Ferrell co-founded Millennial Activists United, a Black and queer women-led organization that facilitated intentional civic engagement and strategic political action around Ferguson, Missouri

Brittany was Chairwoman of Jamaa Birth Village in Ferguson, MO from 2018 to 2021, and is the current treasurer of Action St. Louis Power Project; she serves as the Minister of Organizing at Movement for Black Lives, and is currently working on a documentary film titled You Lucky You Got A Mama– exploring pregnancy and birthing experiences of Black women, and transgender and gender non-conforming birthing people from across the U.S..

Brittany received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and her Master of Public Health in 2020 from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a second-year nursing science Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis Goldfarb School of Nursing. Brittany resides in St. Louis City with her family.


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