Christy Turlington Burns is a mother, social entrepreneur, model, and founder of the maternal health organization, Every Mother Counts. Having endured a childbirth complication herself, Christy was compelled to direct and produce the documentary, No Woman, No Cry about maternal health challenges that impact the lives of millions of girls and women around the world. Christy has been recognized as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People and Glamour Magazine’s Woman of The Year. Prior to her work as a global maternal health advocate, Christy enjoyed a successful career as a model while continuing her education and pursuing other interests. Christy resides in New York City where she lives with her husband, filmmaker Edward Burns, and their two children, but San Francisco holds a special place in her jet-set heart.

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