Christy Turlington Burns is a mother, social entrepreneur, model, author, and founder of Every Mother Counts. She directed and produced the documentary No Woman, No Cry about the global maternal health challenges that impact the lives of millions of girls and women. As a result of her global advocacy, she was named one of TIME’S 100 Most Influential People in 2014, Glamour Magazine’s Woman of The Year in 2013, and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative Minds in 2013. She has co-created public health communications campaigns about smoking cessation and prevention since 1997 and launched an award-winning website, smokingisugly.com. Christy is also the author of Living Yoga: Creating a Life Practice, and has written extensively for magazines and newspapers. She is member of the Harvard Medical School Global Health Council, and on the Advisory Board of New York University’s Nursing School.
Christy holds a BA from New York University and has studied public health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. A four-time marathon finisher, Christy resides in New York City with her husband, filmmaker Edward Burns and their two children.