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Jessamyn Stanley        

Author & Advocate; Sought After Expert in Yoga & Intersectional Identity

Jessamyn Stanley is an internationally acclaimed voice in wellness and highly sought after for her insights on 21st-century yoga and intersectional identity.

Stanley's first book, "Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get On the Mat. Love Your Body," has inspired global audiences to discover the power of yoga and set forth on a path for personal development. Her highly anticipated second book, "Yoke: My Yoga of Self Acceptance," is a series of deeply honest, funny, gritty, thoughtful, and largely autobiographical essays. "Yoke" explores issues of self-love, body-positivity, race, sex and sexuality, cannabis, and more, all through the lens of an authentic yoga practice.

Stanley is also an award-winning social advocate. She is well-versed on a variety of cultural issues including the modern Black experience, LGBTQ+ representation, and equity in the health industry, amongst others. She is the Co-Founder of We Go High NC, a southern Cannabis Justice organization working to increase cannabis access in prohibition states like hers, and highlight the natural connection between cannabis consumption and prison abolition. The organization operates on a simple truth: No One Should Be In Jail For Weed.


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