Press


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 http://marinscope.com
“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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6, Jan, 2015

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month: Survivor Speaks

On December 31, President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation, naming January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2015. As a survivor leader and advocate, I am both grateful for and proud of the work the United States of America is doing to eradicate human trafficking and to help victims recover from the trauma suffered in captivity and rebuild their lives.
Freedom is precious and worth fighting for. No one has the right to violate another’s basic human rights, but traffickers do that as part of their business plan.

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23, Nov, 2014

Laff-Aholics 2014 Rocked the House and Exceeded Expectations!

 
Pathway residents and director Sandy Jeffers with Founder Marti MacGibbon, Co-founder Chris Fitzhugh, and Executive Producers Jeremy Inlow and Kevin DeTrude
Laff-Aholics 2014 rocked the house! The October 4th show, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Toby Theater, was the 4th annual standup comedy fundraiser, benefiting Pathway to Recovery and celebrating recovery from addiction. Founder and emcee Marti MacGibbon kicked off the show, killing with her own brand of high-energy, no-holds-barred standup comedy. Headliners Ritch Shydner and Rich Aronovitch thrilled the capacity audience, rocking the 540-seat auditorium with laughter.

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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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Adversity Speaker Marti MacGibbon Keynotes CAFE Event

Marti MacGibbon delivered a high-energy, inspiring and often humorous keynote speech at the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) Thanks & Giving Luncheon on Nov. 20th in Indianapolis. Marti is an expert on overcoming adversity, humor, trauma resolution and addiction. She is a survivor of human trafficking, PTSD, domestic violence, homelessness, and hard-core drug addiction who turned her life around using simple, effective strategies and a daily program of renewal. Today, Marti is a nationally known speaker, nationally award-winning author, certified mental health professional, and human rights advocate.

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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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Marti MacGibbon Receives Standing Ovation at NYSOTA Conference

Humorous inspirational speaker and nationally award-winning author Marti MacGibbon delivered the keynote speech at the New York State Occupational Therapists Association (NYSOTA) Annual Conference in Albany, NY. These outstanding health professionals help people to adapt, bounce back, and discover new strengths within themselves. Ms. MacGibbon is a survivor of human trafficking, PTSD, and homelessness who is a certified mental health professional and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. She spoke on the topics of resilience and connectedness. The capacity audience honored Marti with a standing ovation.

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21, Oct, 2014

VA Hospital Hosts Mental Illness Event

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Fort Wayne Homepage
By Rohma Siddiqui
October is National Mental Illness Awareness Month and the Fort Wayne VA Hospital hosted an event to provide resources and education on mental illness and addiction.
WFFT’s Rohma Siddiqui spoke with healthcare officials and the keynote speaker at the event. She has more on what the VA is doing to raise awareness about mental health and recovery.
“I’m a survivor of early adolescent trauma, and then also of adult trauma, human trafficking, domestic violence. I had PTSD and I was homeless and I was a hardcore drug addict for 9 years.

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17, Oct, 2014

Marti MacGibbon Keynotes Junior League Sustainer Forum in Cincinnati

Marti MacGibbon is a humorous inspirational speaker, nationally award-winning author, certified mental health professional, and survivor of human trafficking, PTSD, domestic violence, addiction and homelessness. Marti delivered the keynote speech at the inaugural Junior League Sustainers forum on October 6th in Cincinnati. The topic was human trafficking and what concerned citizens can do to combat this terrible crime and create positive change in their communities. The sold-out audience gave her a standing ovation.
Marti MacGibbon delivered the keynote speech at the Junior League Sustainer Forum in Cincinnati.

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3, Oct, 2014

Marti MacGibbon Keynotes 40th Anniversary Break The Cycle Celebration

Marti MacGibbon, humorous inspirational speaker, nationally award-winning author, and addiction specialist, delivered the keynote speech at Community Health Center’s 40th Anniversary of their Break the Cycle Celebration. The event, held at Quaker Station in downtown Akron, attracted a full capacity audience, and inspired all attendees to celebrate recovery and break away the stigma surrounding addiction and co-occurring issues.

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