A community of optimists hosted by Melinda French Gates

Courtney E. Martin has written/edited five books, including Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, and has a popular weekly newsletter. She is the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network and FRESH Speakers Bureau, and currently serves as the Storyteller-in-Residence at the Holding Co. She speaks widely at conferences and colleges, and is currently at work on a book about white parents and school integration.

She lives with her partner and two daughters in a co-housing community in Oakland.