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JL King    

CEO of King Publishing & Author of "Coming Up from the Down Low: The Journey to Acceptance, Healing, and Honest Love"

Meet JL King a New York Times best selling author, that has written 16 books. He is the only black gay author who has contracts with 3 major publishing houses. He was discovered by Oprah in 2004 who introduced him to the world. His book has sold over 1.5 million copies, reading at 16 universities, translated into 6 languages and is currently being shopped for a movie.

He has spoke at 23 Universities and been presented with awards as an outstanding author. He also have written and produced 5 stage plays. Including the successful play that opened on off Broadway in 2015 to a sold out theater for 6 weeks. His play RAW was adapted into a play that toured for 4 years.

He also has been featured on CNN, Wendy, Newsweek, A USA Today best selling author. A guest on Steve Harvey, Tom Joynier and over 27 radio shows around the world. He also has been on many magazine covers including Ebony, Essence and Jet and countless more. He started JL King Publishing to help aspiring authors succeed as independent authors.

Speech Topics

Men & Mental Health

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness for Men: Discussing the stigmas and barriers that men face in seeking help for mental health issues and promoting the need for open conversations.

Self-Care and Stress Management for Men

Discussing the importance of self-care practices such as exercise, mindfulness, and seeking professional help, and providing practical tips for managing stress and maintaining mental well-being.

The Future of Work

Examining emerging trends and technologies that are shaping the future of work, exploring the skills and mindset needed to thrive in the digital age, and discussing the implications for individuals and organizations.

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