Eternity Martis is an award-winning Toronto-based journalist and editor whose work has been featured in The Huffington Post, VICE, Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Flare, Salon, CBC, Hazlitt, The Walrus, Refinery29, The Fader, Complex and many more.
Her work has helped newsrooms including The Ryerson Review of Journalism, Xtra, the Toronto Star, and tvo.org change their style guides to capitalize “Black” and “Indigenous”; change policies on anti-Black racism in Canada; and has been taught on academic syllabuses at Western University, Carleton University, University of Toronto OISE, Ryerson University, the University of Ottawa, and the University of West Indies St. Augustine. She is also a National Magazine Awards 2017 finalist for Best New Writer and the 2018 winner of the Canadian Online Publishing Awards’s Best Investigative Feature.
Eternity holds a Master of Journalism degree from Ryerson University, a Certificate in Writing from Western University and Double Honours Major degrees from Western University in Women’s Studies & Feminist Research and English Language & Literature.
She specializes in personal journalism, feature and longform writing, and covers race and racial injustice, gender and gender-based violence, health and reproductive rights, relationships, and identity politics.
Eternity’s bestselling debut memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up, is featured on must-read book lists including Now magazine, the Globe and Mail, Pop Sugar, BlogTO, CBC, and Chatelaine. They Said This Would Be Fun has been named one of Indigo’s Top 50 “Best Books of 2020,” and is an Audible and Apple pick for one of the “Best Audiobooks of 2020.”
We’re thrilled that Ms. Martis is now back at Ryerson University as the developer and instructor of the new Ryerson School of Journalism course “Reporting on Race: The Black Community in the Media”.