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Martha Nichols

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Martha Nichols is editor in chief of Talking Writing, an online literary magazine and nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, Mass.

She is also a contributing editor at the Women’s Review of Books (WRB) and a faculty instructor in the journalism program at the Harvard University Extension School, where she teaches magazine writing. A former associate editor at the Harvard Business Review and WRB, Martha has published widely in publications such as Utne Reader, Adoptive Families, Brain, Child, and Salon.

Martha is also a fiction writer, a poet, and an adoptive mom. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and 11-year-old son. They have also lived in Singapore and traveled to Vietnam, her son's birth country, several times. She blogs at Athena’s Head and can be found on Twitter @Athenas_Head.

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Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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