Justin Michael Williams is an author, speaker, and Top 20 Recording Artist who has keynoted at some of the world's most prestigious companies and organizations. He is a celebrated leader in diversity and inclusion with a mission to bring us together through connection, compassion, and well-being. His science and compassion-based DE&I movement has caught the eye of companies like Google, Ultragenyx, Bloomberg, VMWare, Grammy.com, Billboard.com, The Root, The Advocate, and universities worldwide. He is a voting member of the GRAMMY Awards Recording Academy and the first African American member of the Board of Trustees for the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.
Justin grew up in a household with gunshot holes on the outside of his childhood home, and by using the transformational methods he teaches today, he’s become a pioneering millennial voice in diversity and inclusion in wellness. He now shares the stage with great leaders like Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra. Justin knows well the pain of adversity and the power of healing to overcome. With his groundbreaking book, Stay Woke, and over a decade of teaching experience, Justin’s message of hope and empowerment has spread to more than 40 countries around the globe, particularly through his national “Stay Woke, Give Back” tour that brings mindfulness to youth in underserved communities. Justin is dedicated to using his voice to serve, to being a beacon of hope for those who are lost, and to making sure all people of all backgrounds have access to the information they need to change their lives.
All people, of all backgrounds deserve to have access to the information they need to change their lives. And if you grew up in struggle—overcoming homophobia, anxiety, sexism, depression, poverty, toxic masculinity, racism, or trauma—you need a different type of meditation . . . one that doesn’t pretend the struggle doesn’t exist.GET THE BOOK