About The Author: Courtney E. Martin
Courtney E. Martin is a senior correspondent for the American Prospect and an editor of Feministing.com. A 2002 recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics, she is the author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters and coauthor of The Naked Truth. Her work frequently appears in the Christian Science Monitor, Publishers Weekly, and on Alternet, among other publications. She has been on TED, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, The O'Reilly Factor, and MSNBC as well as spoken on radio programs and at colleges, non-profits, and parenting organizations across the nation.
In addition to these accomplishments, Courtney consults with social justice organizations throughout the nation, including the Ms. Foundation for Women, the National Council for Research on Women, and the Bartos Institute for the Constructive Engagement of Conflict. She has conducted workshops for the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty throughout the nation.
Courtney Martin holds an M.A. from the Gallatin School at New York University in writing and social change and a B.A. from Barnard College in political science and sociology. She is a Woodhull fellow and part of the Progressive Women's Voices Project at the Women's Media Center. She served as a Resident at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center and founded The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy, just named one of the NEW York 100. She lives in Brooklyn.