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 Yolo is a well respected emotional health advocate, who has written extensively on emotional health and issues of gender, sexuality and race.

He is the author of the social justice themed affirmation book  Dear Universe: Letters of Affirmation & Empowerment For All Of Us  and has written for the Huffington Post,  Ebony, The Good Men Project, TheBody.com, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Everyday Feminisms– and his work has been featured on BET.com, Huffington Post Live,  The Daily Princetonian and The Feminist Wire.   


Yolo has been an invited keynote speaker at:

  •  Vanderbilt University
  • University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana
  • Northern Illinois University  
  • Ramapo College

Yolo has been an invited panelist and featured presenter at:

  • Columbia University
  • The National HIV prevention Conference
  • Fordham University
  • The Texas Council on Family Violence
  • Baruch College
  • Agnes Scott College 
  • Morehouse College

He has been awarded the Creative Leadership Award by the Feminist Women’s Health Center Atlanta, A ZAMI award and the Unity In Community Award from Unity in Christ Fellowship Church.

Yolo currently makes his home in Los Angeles, California.