"Inspiring! I found his story compelling and empowering. Mr. Martin(though he prefers "Ken"), has endured great physical and emotional difficulty, but his desire to overcome and willingness to contribute to "the village" demonstrates the Power of the Holy and determination of the Human Spirit.Jane J.: Teaching Hope Observer
"Unique! Ken Martin has a profound, and provocative perspective - his words require you to think critically yet compassionately about your own worldview. His writing is simultaneously transparent and complex, uplifting and inquisitive, ambiguous and precise."Shira H.: Counselor/Coordinator
"Persistence! Ken is a genuine activist. He works hard to raise awareness about the issue of affordable housing and homelessness. He is everywhere and does everything. He is a great photographer and his photos always tell a deeper story."Bardia S.: Artist, Engineer
"Committed! Ken's commitment to helping others is to be admired. Also to be admired is his conviction that one of the most important things to do to help address homelessness is to educate those of us who have not had that experience. Ken is a wonderful writer and photographer who emphasizes the importance of rendering people who are homeless as visible as a opposed to invisible which is often the way they are treated.Marcia B.: Activist/Mentor, People For Fairness Coalition
"Social Justice Superhero! Ken Martin is a friend and leader. He provided us with honest and inspiring testimony. He is a passionate advocate for social justice. Our youth grew by learning more about who is our neighbor and how to better love and advocate for them."Rev. Sam McFerran: First Congregational UCC Church of Washington
"A Wise Guy! Ken Martin has worked with over 500 youths through Street Sense Media's Teaching Hope program. His powerful story and his demonstrated compassion for others help educate students from all over the world about systemic issues and stereotypes that contribute to homelessness and poverty in Washington, DC. "Leila D.: New Initiatives Director, Street Sense Media D.C.
"Classy! Ken Martin puts people first, whether that be customers, colleagues. or community members. He's a talented artist and an inspiring speaker who can engage audiences of all ages. There's no one I'd rather work with and I wish more professionals could follow his lead."Eric Falquero: Editor-In-Chief, Street Sense Media