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Yolo Akili

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Yolo Akili is the author of "Dear Universe: Letters of Affirmation & Empowerment." He has worked as an anti-violence and emotional wellness counselor for marginalized youth and men for almost a decade.

Akili’s writings have appeared in many publications including the Huffington Post, The Good Men Project and Voice Male. He has appeared on Huffington Post Live! and The Derek & Romaine Show (Sirius 1080 XM). Akili has also delivered keynotes and presentations at Vanderbilt University, Columbia University, Fordham University and much more.

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"Unlike much of the inspirational and motivational literature out there, Dear Universe is not limited to a particular religious belief and even more importantly it does not fall into the trap of apolitical individualism that much of the motivational writing I have read reproduces.." read the rest here:

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“Remember: Oppression thrives off isolation. Connection is the only thing that can save us.”
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“Sometimes I wake up and have to remind myself: THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME. I have patterns to unlearn, new behaviors to embody, and wounds to heal. But there is nothing wrong with the core of me and who I am. I am unlearning generations of harm and remembering love. That takes time.”
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