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22, Mar, 2017

Marti MacGibbon, Keynote Speaker at Texas Corrections Assoc. Annual Conference in Austin

Marti MacGibbon is a humorous motivational speaker who energizes and motivates listeners with her down-to-earth style, effervescent wit, and powerful personal story of overcoming adversity. Marti is a survivor of adolescent sexual assault/abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, PTSD, homelessness and hard-core drug addiction. She turned her life around, worked several years as a professional standup comic, obtained education in a mental health field, and now travels the U.S. speaking and encouraging others. She’s an expert on trauma resolution and addiction, and specializes in resiliency messages.

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26, Nov, 2016

Inspirational Humorist Marti MacGibbon Speaks at Iowa State University

Humorous inspirational speaker, author and standup comic Marti MacGibbon delivered a keynote speech at Iowa State University Memorial Union on September 13th. The event, “An Evening of Healing and Hope: Laughter is the Best Medicine, was part of National Recovery Month, and the University’s lecture series, and was organized and sponsored by Youth Shelter Services, a mental health provider in Ames, Iowa. Marti’s talk focused on hope, resiliency, and empowerment when overcoming adversity and challenges.

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21, Feb, 2016

Marti MacGibbon Speaks at Women in Successful Enterprises Fundraiser

Humorous inspirational speaker, human trafficking survivor/advocate and nationally award-winning author Marti MacGibbon delivered a dynamic and uplifting keynote speech at an event organized by Women in Successful Enterprises (WISE). The event, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was a fundraiser benefiting the Manasseh Project, an anti-trafficking organization that serves victims and survivors in West Michigan.
Ms. MacGibbon is a national survivor leader and advocate who has lobbied at the White House and State Department on policy and mental health services for human trafficking victims and survivors.

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4, Sep, 2015

Marti MacGibbon Speaks to Law Enforcement, Judges in Indiana

Marti MacGibbon is a humorous inspirational speaker and a nationally award winning author. She has survived and triumphed over adolescent trauma, human trafficking domestic violence, post traumatic stress disorder, homelessness and hard core drug addiction. Marti spoke about human trafficking facts, issues and solutions, to judges, prosecutors, public defenders, law enforcement professionals, mental health professionals, educators and child protective services professionals in Henry County, Indiana. She shared insights from her personal experience as a survivor and advocate.

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5, Jul, 2015

Marti MacGibbon advocates in D.C. with National Survivor Network

Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, CAPMS, is a humorous inspirational speaker, certified mental health professional, and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. Ms. MacGibbon is an empowered survivor of international human trafficking, domestic violence, and post traumatic stress disorder who advocates for victims and survivors. A member of the National Survivor Network, Marti was selected to join a team of survivor leaders on an advocacy trip to Washington, D.C.

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26, Feb, 2015

The Sum of All Life’s Experiences

Many thanks to Melody Ruth Bromma for this wonderfully written article, published in her column in Marinscope. Ms. Bromma’s articles focus on upbeat and encouraging stories. I’m honored to be featured in one of her February pieces. The article, and the link to her column, are below. I highly recommend her column.
By Melody Ruth Bromma on
“I’m living my dream and I’m happy.” Now.
Intrigued, appalled and inspired, I relished a candid and colorful conversation with Marti MacGibbon, who shared touching truths about addiction, recovery and how she hit rock bottom in every possible way.

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13, Feb, 2015

Salute to All Survivor Advocates: We are Resilient

Marti MacGibbon is a humorous inspirational speaker, a survivor leader and a nationally award-winning author.
Survivors are champions of social justice, and united can be invincible.
Our stories are powerful, our skills are formidable, and we fight for positive change and human rights. We’re valiant and relentless in our efforts to create a trauma informed culture. I’m deeply grateful to all my survivor brothers and sisters who have created non-profits, foundations, and educational programs. Your accomplishments are jaw-dropping, and I applaud you.

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23, Nov, 2014

Marti MacGibbon Provides Survivor’s Perspective on Human Trafficking

Marti MacGibbon is a nationally known speaker and an award-winning, internationally known author.
Human trafficking survivor and advocate Marti MacGibbon was guest speaker at the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana on Wednesday, Nov. 20th.  The session was open to the public. Ms. MacGibbon, a member of the anti-trafficking task force IPATH, Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans, provided a survivor’s perspective and insights into what victims and survivors need in order to recover and rebuild their lives.

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15, Nov, 2014

Award-winning Author Marti MacGibbon Speaks to SSU Students and Faculty

Marti MacGibbon is a humorous inspirational speaker, nationally award-winning author, and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. She is a survivor of human trafficking, domestic violence, PTSD, homelessness and hard-core drug addiction who turned her life around using simple, effective strategies that anyone can employ to create positive changes in their own lives. As a nationally recognized speaker and internationally known author, she is passionate about human rights issues and improving the status of women.
Marti spoke to Women and Gender Studies scholars and faculty as part of their feminist lecture series.

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