M E G A N H U N T
entrepreneur and activist in Omaha, Nebraska
Megan Hunt is an entrepreneur, activist, and mother running for the Nebraska Legislature in midtown Omaha's District 8. Megan is best known as an outspoken, bold, and tenacious business owner and community leader who has built a reputation for blending the personal, the political, and the professional. She is the founder of Safe Space Nebraska, a 501(c)3 working to fight the epidemic of harassment and assault in nightlife culture. She is currently focused on growing Hello Holiday, an e-commerce startup to support independent fashion designers, and Majorette, a flash sale site for clothing under $50. Megan is a civic activist and nonprofit volunteer, a sought-after speaker, a single mother to eight-year-old Alice, and a longtime blogger and writer, tackling issues from equality and justice to local politics and her personal passion project, reducing brain drain in the Midwest.
Megan’s work and impact has been featured in dozens of publications including Forbes, INC, Huffington Post, Brides, The $100 Startup, Metro Magazine and Metro Quarterly, Where Women Create, Cosmo Bride, Omaha Magazine, and others. Her 2014 book, Fabric Blooms, sold out of its first printing in under 24 hours and is still available in craft stores nationwide. She has received Shout Magazine’s 30 Under 30 honor, was recognized as one of Midlands Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, and in 2016 was honored with a Ten Oustanding Young Omahans award. Megan has also lent her service on the boards of Omaha Area Youth Orchestras, Friends of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, CHEER Nebraska, and Friends of the Nebraska AIDS Project.
Megan lives with her young daughter and enjoys collecting art, doing crossword puzzles, taking care of her plants, pricing plane tickets, and writing letters to elected officials. Megan is motivated by her goal to live an unconventional, formidable, disciplined life, and to inspire others to translate their experiences into positive action and change in the real world.