Campus Calm Announces Fall College Speaking Tour with Award-Winning Author Courtney E. Martin

Buffalo, New York (PressExposure) June 08, 2007 -- Campus Calm is excited to announce a fall college speaking tour with award-winning author Courtney E. Martin.

Topic is: How to Stress Less and Ditch Your Inner Perfectionist. Martin is the author of the new book, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body.

Campus Calm ( was founded by Maria Pascucci, a 28-year-old web entrepreneur, to help stressed-out high school and college students reach success without suffering the ill effects of anxiety, depression and body image issues.

Both self-described perfect girls, Martin and Pascucci want students everywhere to question the new normalcy of anxiety on college campuses. This is a call to action to stop obsessing and start changing the world.

Students will learn:

• how perfectionism can make you sick

• why eating disorders are so rampant on college campuses today & how you can break the cycle

• how to combat anxiety, depression and insomnia and still excel in demanding academic environments

• how to develop a sense of identity that has nothing to do with grades, awards or designer jeans

“This speaking tour will empower students everywhere to choose to make their health a priority and to look at the big picture before they graduate,” said Pascucci.

"We were a generation told, 'You can be anything,' and instead we heard 'You have to be everything,'" explained Martin. "This is a chance for young people to discuss the pressure so rampant on college campuses with experts they can relate to.”

To learn more about this fall college speaking tour and to add your school, visit

Campus Calm’s mission is to help high achieving high school and college students find balance, reduce stress, increase self-confidence and get out of the students’ state of perpetual overwhelm – all before they leave their academic years behind. For more information about Campus Calm and to sign up to receive the Campus Calm Connections newsletter, please visit

Courtney E. Martin is a journalist, filmmaker, and teacher. She has written for Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Village Voice—among other publications—and has been featured on the TODAY Show, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, Seventeen, Glamour, Family Circle, and radio programs across the nation. She is currently an adjunct professor of Women’s Studies at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her recently released book—Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters—was called a “hard cover punch in the gut” by Arianna Huffington and “a smart and spirited rant that makes for thought-provoking reading" by the New York Times. Learn more about Courtney and her work at

About Campus Calm

Maria Pascucci is the President of Campus Calm – where students speak out about grades, stress and personal well-being. If you’re ready to achieve balance, reduce stress, increase self-confidence and get out of the students’ state of perpetual overwhelm – all before you leave your academic years behind, get your free tips now at

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Press Release Submitted On: June 08, 2007 at 12:31 pm
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