Yashi Brown

Poet, author, and mental health advocate, Yashi Brown shares how she healed the self imposed stigma of bipolar disorder.

Yashi Brown is a poet, author, public speaker, and avid mental health advocate. Yoshi began taking poetry seriously upon experiencing the symptoms of bipolar disorder in her late teens.

She has interviewed with prominent news outlets and print publications including TODAY Show, Huffpost Rise, CNN (Insession), CBS, ABC News and Ebony/Jet publications. Her focus is healing self-imposed stigma, bringing attention to the early signs of mental illness, and the amazing reality of recovery. Her upcoming poetry book, Black Daisy in a White Limousine, is a collection of poems eloquently chronicling life’s triumphs, challenges, and issues affecting our generation. With simplicity, imagination and captivating vulnerability, her poems invite the reader into these private moments.

Yashi was also invited by the Obama Administration to participate in the National Dialogue on Mental Illness and is currently an advocate featured on HHS.gov. She’s vocal about how her support system of family, friends, poetry and her deep spirituality are the keys to her success.