EP53: Courtney Martin

Courtney Martin is about that action. Specifically, the type of action that builds community and fosters relationships. Born in raised in Oklahoma, her efforts towards community building have primarily focused on the Eastside of OKC. Brandy and the entrepreneur discuss topics like the role knowing black history plays in the development of a black child, tactics for taking the black community beyond its current state, and if at any point slavery became a choice. Perhaps, a better way to describe the conversation is: debate. The two rarely immediately agreed upon any one point with Courtney challenging Brandy’s viewpoints throughout the episode, ultimately holding him accountable for doing more. A recurring theme – action beyond words – Courtney lives it out. She hosts Debate Night, an installation of meet-ups where people discuss pertinent issues, organized the Paper Sack Project, a summer program that brings people together to feed the Eastside, and started the Eastside Book Fair, an effort backed by local black owned businesses that allows kids to receive books for free. Also a business owner, Courtney heads up Lash House as a licensed esthetician enhancing beauty through eyelash extensions, waxing, and tinting.


Lash House
1041 NE 36th OKC

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