Yolo Akili Robinson Author & Emotional Health Advocate

Yolo Akili Robinson known as (Yolo Akili) is a writer and emotional health advocate who has written extensively on emotional health and issues of gender, sexuality and race. Yolo has worked with black men and boys for over 10 years on issues such as violence, homophobia and emotional health. He is the author of the social justice themed affirmation book Dear Universe: Letters of Affirmation & Empowerment For All Of Us and has written for the Huffington Post, Ebony, The Good Men Project, TheBody.com, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Everyday Feminisms– and his work has been featured on BET.com, Huffington Post Live, The Daily Princetonian and The Feminist Wire. His most well known work is on Gay Men & Sexism, African Americans & Emotional Health, Masculinity and Emotional Justice. He has been awarded the Creative Leadership Award by the Feminist Women’s Health Center Atlanta, A ZAMI award and the Unity In Community Award from Unity in Christ Fellowship Church. Yolo has been an invited keynote speaker at Vanderbilt University, University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana, Northern Illinois University, Ramapo College and much more.

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