Courtney E. Martin - Author / Speaker / Blogger
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive DO IT ANYWAY: The New Generation of Activists Project Rebirth: Survival and the Strength of the Human Spirit from 9/11 Survivors The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream
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Courtney is a pattern-keeper, built to watch the world closely and try to connect the semi-conscious dots.

Lately, she’s thinking a lot about the social change sector and how it’s ripe for re-humanizing and restructuring, and white parents, and how they are obstructing true equity despite great intentions. She’s also a sucker for any story about intergenerational interaction, creating sacred communities outside of traditional religious contexts, and the power of art to transform what we think is possible.

Here are some of her and her audience’s favorite recent pieces:

The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems

Modern Housing With Village Virtues
The New York Times

Zen and the Art of Dying Well
The New York Times

Mothers are Keepers of Bodies
On Being

How to Game Yourself to Make Great Art
On Being

The Painful and Liberating Practice of Facing my own Racism
On Being

What Women Without Kids are Teaching this Mom
On Being


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