Hi, I'm Jeneé Darden. Thank you for checking out my website. I'm an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker, mental health advocate, and proud native of Oakland, Calif.
As a journalist I get to interview amazing people such as world-renowned artists, activists serving their communities, leaders and celebrities. Reporting and telling others' stories to the public is an honor.
My 10+ years of speaking on mental health means a lot to me because I share knowledge and encouragement that I needed when I was going through my struggles. You can read about that on my blog CocoaFly.com and in my book When a Purple Rose Blooms, a womanist collection of poems and essays.
I write about joyful things too. When the mic is off and my pen is down, I love to go to the beach, dance, read and watch superhero films. The pandemic is slowly turning me into a Trekker because I've been watching Star Trek: The Original Series and Deep Space Nine a lot. That's another conversation 😉.
Read my full bio for more about my life and what I do. Thanks again for stopping by.