Avens O’Brien is a second-generation Libertarian activist, the child of former LP candidates for Governor and Congress in NH who worked on the Hospers campaign in 1972. She’s the product of unschooling and peaceful parenting, started college at 14 years old, and is the former Vice Chair of the LPNH from 2006-2008. She’s been active in anti-war protests since 2003, volunteered on Badnarik’s presidential campaign in 2004, and Ron Paul’s presidential campaign in 2008.
By day, she works for a Los Angeles startup in digital advertising and marketing with large brands like Ford, Loreal and Air New Zealand. She previously worked on investment accounts for Peter Schiff at Euro Pacific Capital. She’s also currently an advisor to JeKuDo, a startup focused on secure messaging apps.
By night, she is a Facebook agitator turned writer for publications such as The Libertarian Republic and Thoughts on Liberty. She writes about libertarian feminism as well as both social and economic liberty issues, and went semi-viral in 2015 for her list of “12 Reasons You’re Not Getting A Libertarian Lady”. She was also the official photographer of Anarchapulco 2016.
Avens is convinced that libertarianism is the most attractive and compassionate philosophy there is, and works to embody that belief and to share it with the world. With her background in sales and advertising, she wants to teach other liberty activists how to have productive conversations about liberty, and reach to the left and to the right to find allies and grow the movement. Her writings, interviews and work can all be found at http://www.avens.me. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.