Areva Martin

7 Most Significant Accomplishments of Social Justice in 2017 2 Areva Martin

Slut-shaming, harassment, and cowardly, anonymous internet trolls

I recently posted an article over on Medium in response to a story I had written previously about slut-shaming. In particular, those cowardly, anonymous internet trolls who hide behind their keyboards and hurl insults and pass judgment. It’s impossible in one article to convey all the pain and suffering women have gone through in our …

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Oprah Obama

Oprah in the Oval Office?

In 2004, at the Democratic National Convention in Boston Massachusetts, I watched a junior senator from Illinois give a speech that was so mesmerizing, timely, insightful and powerful that there was little doubt in my mind that I had just witnessed something special—a unique man with all the qualities necessary to become a future leader …

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7 Most Significant Accomplishments of Social Justice in 2017 2 Areva Martin

7 Most Significant Social Justice Accomplishments of 2017

For many of us, January 20th, 2017 was the day our world changed overnight, and not for the better. Gone was the fair, inclusive and progressive Obama administration, replaced by its exact opposite — the Trump administration. This bigoted, racist and close-minded Whitehouse is contemptuous of science and facts, and cruel and dismissive to the …

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