Who is Meggie O’Dell?
Meggie is a Renaissance woman — an opera-singing, Broadway-belting non-diva with a political bent and a mean recipe for challah. Highly active in the Jewish, LGBT, and ethical food production communities, she is set on changing the world without sacrificing her soul.
What made you want to become a part of Daily BR!NK?
I believe in the site’s mission. It’s so common to hear that young people are spoiled and lazy with a sense of entitlement as monstrous as their addiction to the internet. Daily BR!NK highlights the invaluable and innovative contributions of people you pass on the street without ever knowing their incredible gifts. I love the diversity of profiles — artists, entrepreneurs… everyone.
What industry are you involved in or plan to become part of?
I’m in rabbinical school, so all I do is Jew.
What’s on your reading list?
As Sarah Palin said, “All of ‘em.” I’ll read anything, but I’m especially partial to food literature, modern American and classic English novels, and Judaica. My creative inspirations are myriad, but they include Jonathan Safran Foer, who combines his talent for literature with his passions for animal rights, Judaism, and ethical food.
Who are you looking to connect with?
It makes me sound like a masochistic weirdo, but I would love, love, LOVE to connect with people who need copy editors in their lives! Paying gigs are preferred, obviously, but this is really my passion. As a singer, I’m also always looking for venues to perform, so let me know if you’re a NYC-area band or manager with a need for a very versatile vocalist.