Yolo Akili (born October 14, 1981) is an activist, writer, poet, counselor, and community organizer who advocates for addressing mental and emotional health needs in the Black community. He is the author of Dear Universe: Letters of Affirmation and Empowerment, and the founder and executive director of BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective).
Yolo Akili Net Worth & Salary
- As of 2020, Yolo Akili Net Worth is estimated around $1- $2 million USD.
- His primary source of income is his journalist career.
- His exact salary is not known.
Yolo Akili Girlfriend
- As of 2020, Yolo Akili is single and enjoying his single at the fullest.
- He is very focused on his career as of now.
Yolo Akili Age, Height & Weight
- As of 2020, Yolo Akili age is 39 years old.
- He stands on a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
- He weighs around 65 Kg.
- His body measurements are not known.
- He has dark brown eyes and has black hair as well.
Yolo Akili Quick Facts
|Real Name||Yolo Akili|
|Born||October 14, 1981|
|Age||39 years old (As of 2020)|
|Profession||Activist, Writer, Poet, Counselor, Community organizer|
|Known For||Director of BEAM (Black Emotional
and Mental Health Collective)
|Birthplace||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Height/ Tall||In feet - 5'8"|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Parents||Father: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
|Education||Georgia State University|
|Net Worth||Approx $1- $2 million USD (As of 2020)|
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Yolo Akili Early Life & Education
- Yolo Akili was born on October 14, 1981 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- He holds American nationality.
- As per his education, after graduating from Georgia State University with a degree in Women’s and African American Studies, he adopted the name Yolo Akili.
- Akili worked as a counselor, yoga instructor and poet.
- During this period he released a spoken word album of poetic meditations ruminating on sexual identity called Purple Galaxy.
Yolo Akili Career
- Akili is an advocate for feminism, denouncing misogyny throughout the gay community, rejecting the agency that some gay men feel to fondle women’s bodies, recognizing the need for therapy and addressing one’s emotional well-being in the Black community.
- Akili has delivered keynotes, lectures, and led panels at National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities.
Yolo Akili Facts
- He was awarded the Creative Leadership Award in 2009 by the Feminist Women’s Health Center for his work promoting feminism.
- After releasing his book Dear Universe in 2013 and was recognized by BET as a “Health Hero” for his work addressing emotional health in the Black community.
- He appeared on NBC News in 2016 as a part of Jarrett Hill’s Back to Reality podcast, to discuss popular culture in the Black community.
- He was recognized by Blavity as one of “28 Young Black Creators And Leaders Making History Today” in 2018.
- In recognition of his work promoting the intersection between mental health and social justice, he was nominated by AIDS United to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which awarded him its Health Equity Award.
- On the heels of this accolade, he was declared a “Health Equity Hero” by TheBody.com.
- In 2019 he was recognized by Essence Magazine as a part of their Black History Month coverage for his work “Aiding in The Resistance” in the Black LGBTQ+ community.