Marti MacGibbon with Event Planner and SAMHSA award winner Athena Haddon
Marti MacGibbon is a nationally known humorous inspirational speaker and an internationally known author. She is an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. Her personal story of overcoming adversity is compelling and inspiring, and she shares strategies for resilience, healing, and empowerment. Marti delivered the keynote speech entitled, “Gratitude, Celebration, and the Power of Second Chances” to a capacity audience of women — both service providers and consumers. The event took place at the University of Michigan at Flint, Riverfront Plaza West. After her talk, Marti signed copies of her two nationally award-winning memoirs, Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom and Fierce, Funny, and Female: A Journey Through Middle America, the Texas Oil Field, and Standup Comedy. The Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition has honored Marti with the Lifetime Addiction Recovery Advocate Award, for her significant work in reducing the stigma surrounding addiction, mental illness, human trafficking, homelessness, and domestic violence.