Marti MacGibbon survived and triumphed over adolescent sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, complex PTSD, addiction, and homelessness. An expert on trauma resolution and addiction recovery, she holds five professional certifications in her specialized field. She is also a renowned speaker and humorist, and the author of two nationally award-winning memoirs: Never Give in to Fearand Fierce, Funny, and Female. Ms. MacGibbon uses her personal story, clinical expertise, and comedic skill to entertain, educate, uplift, and motivate audiences. She received the 2015 IAIC Lifetime Recovery Advocate Award for outstanding accomplishments in support of recovery and reducing the stigma surrounding addiction, mental illness, homelessness, and human trafficking.
“It’s empowering to realize that the happiness you experience today is because of, not in spite of, the things you’ve overcome. Recovery from trauma involves self-acceptance and healing. The first step in recovery is finding safe places, both physically and psychologically. Safe housing for survivors is crucial.”