An Accidental Activist: Shannon Bearman

The session in which we sit down with Shannon Bearman to discuss her growth as an ‘Accidental Activist’. Shannon went from a reluctant Twitter newbie with 25 followers to a strong community activist with a follower base of well over 45,000. This former social worker and mother of two is now running for a seat on the currently all-male Board of Commissioners in Haverford Township, PA. In this conversation, we talk to Shannon about the continuing evolution of her passion for activism. 

You can check out some of Shannon’s influential writing on or follow her on Twitter @BearmanShannon.