Myrtle Lemon-Todd

Communications Officer | mlemon-todd@womenventure.org

Biography

Myrtle Lemon-Todd is a young, queer, go-getter who’s passionate, excitable, loud, and spunky. Her dream job is what she does at Women Venture: working with and uplifting marginalized voices, showcasing incredible stories, and putting lots of gifs in social media posts.

At an early age, Myrtle found her home in the arts. From her first performance at 5 years old to performing with youth symphonies and choruses, she found her way to St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Education. Teaching had, and continues to be, an important aspect of her life, but didn't quite fit the bill.

Myrtle likes to talk. Myrtle likes to get other people involved in things she’s passionate about. Myrtle likes to spread the good word. Myrtle likes to have fun. Myrtle, normally, does not talk in the third person. Nevertheless, this passion for conversation and communication led her to jobs at performing arts centers and theaters where she managed all marketing channels, including playbills, postcards, signage, press, and social media.

One of her own freelancing clients brought her to WomenVenture, seeing an open position and believing it to be a good fit. Myrtle is beyond excited to be here, working for and with other passionate and driven women, all of whom she feels lucky to call her coworkers.

When not at work, Myrtle lives a double life as a professional musician - most notably with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers. In her downtime, she illustrates, watches basketball (Go Mavs!), collects statement earrings, reads books with strong queer female leads, and eats ridiculous amounts of MilkJam Ice Cream. Her absolute favorite thing in the world is to go on a walk with her husband, Trevor, and rescued greyhound Arthur Boban Lemon-Todd.

Interesting Fact

I tattoo my own artwork using the ancient “hand-poking” method.

Favorite Local Restaurant

Reverie

Favorite Movie

Jaws (starring my favorite heroine, Bruce the Robotic Shark)

Woman I Admire

My ‘fairy godmother’ Marjie Fisher, Frida Kahlo, and Marsha P. Johnson