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Yashi Brown

Yashi Brown is a writer, poet, pubic speaker and leading voice in the mental health community and movement. Poetry became her chosen creative expression upon experiencing severe bipolar depression and mania symptoms as a young adult. Fueled by a burning desire to feel empowered and her deep spirituality, Yashi found her path to recovery. Today, Yashi is an award-winning speaker and mental health advocate thriving with bipolar type I.

Since 2011, Yashi’s poetry, spoken word and story of recovery have been featured on Today Show, CNN, HuffPost Rise, SIRIUS XM, FOX News, CBS, ABC, KTLA, Ebony/Jet and TeenVogue media outlets and publications. She has published mental health pieces for Thrive Global, Huffington Post, NAMI National, NAMI Advocate and our HHS Department with a focus on self empowerment, eliminating self imposed stigma, radical self awareness and the many faces of recovery.

This event will be Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 in the new Student Union Ballroom A. This event is free and open to the public, and is a Becker Seminar!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Student Union, Ballroom A
1502 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Health & Wellness


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Families


Campus Events Board
Center for Student Engagement


Contact Name

Lauren Adams

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