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Women of Spirit & Faith | June 2012

Women of Spirit & Faith beautifully captured a day in the life of Courtney Martin, while discussing spiritual and ethical beliefs and practices.


MAKERS: Women who make America | March 2012

MAKERS is an initiative of PBS and AOL, profiling 100 women who make America and the world a better place. Other featured women range from Sec. Hillary Rodham Clinton to Majora Carter, Rachel Simmons to Gloria Steinem. (Note: Seven separate videos, all online here)


Aspen Ideas Festival | July 2011

In her closing remarks at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival, “What can I do?” Courtney Martin issued a call to action for the Aspen Institute community to demand and create more diversity. (Video starts at minute 19:53.)


TEDWomen | December 2010

In her TEDWomen talk, “Reinventing Feminism,” Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word “feminism.” In a personal and heartfelt talk, she describes the three paradoxes that define her generation’s quest to define the term for themselves.


Do It Anyway Book Trailer | September 2010

Courtney Martin’s fourth book, Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, explores the lives and motivations of eight activists–not superhuman heroes, but ordinary young people searching for their own way to make a difference. Click here to watch videos of the seven other living activists profiled in Do It Anyway or visit


The Shriver Report | November 2009

Courtney E. Martin, contributing author to The Shriver Report: A Womans Nation Changes Everything discusses how couples are sharing the load. Courtney contributed to conclusion to the groundbreaking report, which explored how the world is changing now that women are officially over half of the workforce. The report was commissioned by Maria Shriver and was featured on Meet the Press, MSNBC, CNN, Good Morning America, and the TODAY Show–among other national media.


The Brian Lehrer Show | September 2008

Courtney Martin appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show, discussing Sarah Palin and feminism.

 GRITtv with Laura Flanders | June 2008

Courtney Martin discusses the veepstakes in the 2008 election.


Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters Book Reading | June 2007

Courtney Martin reads from her first book, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women


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