This story of addiction and sexual slavery is all the more potent because it is absolutely true, which makes the ultimately triumphant climax even more powerful. For Marti MacGibbon, stand up comedian and already a rising star in the early ’80s, life appeared to be on an upswing. Having recently moved from Texas to San Francisco to break into the business and scheduled for an appearance on the iconic Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, MacGibbon’s chances at superstardom seemed almost secure.
Marti MacGibbon’s memoir Fierce, Funny, and Female was announced winner of the 2018 New York City Big Book Award in the Women’s Studies category by award sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. A young woman’s triumph over adversity and trauma, told with grace, wit, and laugh-out-loud humor, the book has received multiple accolades in 2017 and 2018.
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Liz Brody of Glamour has written a very powerful, eloquent, and insightful article on women and the opioid epidemic.This piece, released early this week, is available online and in print copies of Glamour magazine. Marti MacGibbon was interviewed, and quotes from Marti on addiction recovery and trauma resolution are included in Chapter 8, along with quotes from national advocates and survivor leaders.
Here is the link to the story: https://www.glamour.
Local Author receives national recognition from the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards!
Los Angeles: — The 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognized Fierce, Funny, and Female in the category of Womens’ Health as a winner in this year’s competition. This title also received recognition in the category of Humor in this year’s competition.
This prestigious National award is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self and independent publishers.
Humorous inspirational speaker Marti MacGibbon spoke to over 350 business leaders in Chillicothe, Ohio at the city’s annual Chamber of Commerce dinner held at the Shoemaker Center on Ohio University Chillicothe campus. The theme of the event was Progress, Pride, and Perseverance, and focused on resiliency and overcoming challenges. The audience responded with a standing ovation. Chillicothe, Ohio is a thriving, closely-knit community, home to the ancient sacred Hopewell earthworks, also known as America’s Stonehenge.
If laughter is the best medicine, then Marti MacGibbon has not only healed herself, but has healed others. Through traumas including drug abuse, eating disorders, and sexual exploitation, and into her recovery, MacGibbon has learned that the ability to laugh at herself and to make others laugh can be a lifeline. In her new memoir, Fierce, Funny, and Female, MacGibbon “celebrates her resilience and her willingness to keep laughing,” according to Foreword Reviews’ Claire Foster. In the interview below, MacGibbon tells how she achieved this.
Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, co-authored this article that was published in the AMA Journal of Ethics in January 2017. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Marti MacGibbon is an internationally known speaker and a bestselling, nationally award-winning author.Marti MacGibbon is a national advocate for human trafficking victims and survivors. She is also an advocate for those who suffer from mental illness and/or the disease of addiction. As a professional inspirational speaker, an internationally known author, and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction who is also an experiential expert, Marti works to inform and support professionals who work with affected populations. Ms.
Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, is a nationally renowned humorous inspirational speaker, an internationally known author, and an expert on addiction recovery and trauma resolution. Marti delivered the keynote speech at a National Recovery Month Event in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal penitentiary in downtown Chicago. This event was the first of its kind in the federal prison system. Her talk focused on recovery, resilience, and hope, and included strategies for strengthening recovery, maintaining a positive mental attitude, and managing stress.
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.