Justin Michael Williams
Justin Michael Williams
|Born||February 22, 1988|
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles (BA)|
Justin Michael Williams is an author, speaker and musician. He hosts the podcast "Motivation for Black People." His first book is a meditation entitled "Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us."
Williams's first book, "Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us" premiered in February 2020. Publishers Weekly states the book offers a meditation practice "that acknowledges the consequences of discrimination and carves a path for discovering “the Self” untouched by the traumas of oppression". Activist Shaun King compared the guide with other mindfulness books that come "from a place of privilege" and states that this book "acknowledges the real challenges we’re facing and helps guide us through them.
Williams's first album, METAMORPHISIS, debuted at #18 on the iTunes Pop Chart. This album examines overcoming struggles, transformation, life and love. Billboard Magazine called his music as “intoxicating”; NewNowNext labeled his music as “haunting”.
Williams is a motivational speaker who has shared the stage with Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, and Chaka Khan. He has been a keynote speaker at SXSW (South by Southwest), Wanderlust Festival, Long Beach PRIDE Festival, White Party Palm Springs, Kripalu, Bhakti Fest, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California and the Yoga Journal Conference.
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