Yashi Brown

Poet and Mental Health Advocate
Yashi Brown

Yashi Brown is an author, poet, speaker, and active leader in the mental health community. Poetry became a safe space, when she began experiencing severe emotional challenges in her late teens. Her recent book of poems, "Black Daisy in a White Limousine", expresses with imaginative detail her emotions, mental health challenges, dreams, and passions.

Yashi was invited to the White House for President Obama's 2013 National Mental Health Conference discussion on stigma reduction strategies which featured her video on the administration's website,, alongside Kay Jamison, Demi Lovato, Cher, Glen Close, and Elyn Saks. She also spoke at Google Headquarters about mental health privacy needs and was a "Goodwill Ambassador" for the LA2015 Special Olympic Games in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Yashi is especially passionate about conducting poetry workshops for psychiatric forensic patients through her foundation project, People of Poetry (POP), and is currently completing the music and audio re-release of her poetry book, "Black Daisy in a White Limousine".

Currently developing her own documentary which chronicles her personal journey and shares some compelling arguments, Yashi demonstrates how a support system of family, friends, treatment, poetry, and her strong spirituality are the keys to her success.

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Last Updated: May 31, 2021

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