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Eternity Martis

Assistant Professor
Double Hons. English Language and Literature and Women's Studies and Feminist Research, Western University.
Master of Journalism, Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University)
JRN 302: Magazine Editing Workshop (Fall 2023)
JRN 333/NNS 333/JN8423: Reporting On Race (Fall 2023)
JRN 842: Bulilding the Brand (Winter 2024)
JN 8203: Narrative Journalism (Winter 2024)

Eternity Martis is an award-winning journalist and editor who has worked at CBC, CTV and Xtra magazine. Her work, namely on race and gender, has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, The Walrus, Hazlitt, The Fader, Complex, Chatelaine and many more. In 2013, her essay on race, belonging and family was selected by Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay to be part of her series for Salon. Eternity has influenced media style guides around Canada to capitalize "Black" and "Indigenous" including, the Toronto Star, Xtra and the Ryerson Review of Journalism, where she also co-founded the RRJ's first podcast, Offleash. She's also the author of the bestselling memoir They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up about her experience being a Black woman at a predominantly white university.

  • Finalist for Memoir/Autobiography and Social Change at International Book Awards
  • 2020 Winner (editor) of Best Newsletter Digital Publishing Awards
  • 2019 Winner of Best Investigative Feature at Canadian Publishing Awards
  • 2017 Finalist for Best New Writer at National Magazine Awards
  • 2017 finalist (editor) Digital Publishing Awards for Best Personal Essay