Courtney E. Martin
Why you should listen
In her new book Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, Courtney E. Martin proﬁles eight young people doing social justice work. It’s a fascinating look at the generation of world-changers who are now stepping up to the plate. And as an editor at Feministing.com, the most highly read feminist publication in the world, Martin watches an evolving world of a feminism empowered by social media.
Martin’s ﬁrst book was Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection Is Harming Young Women; an anthology Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists, co-edited with J. Courtney Sullivan, was released last year. Martin is also a Senior Correspondent for The American Prospect; she’s appeared on Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, CNN and MSNBC, and held her own against Bill O’Reilly and Laura Ingraham.