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Jeneé Darden has a gift of connecting with audiences. She keeps it real and fun in her talks. Jeneé is well known for sharing her mental health struggles after her father Chris Darden served as co-prosecutor for the O.J. Simpson Trial. She speaks on other issues related to mental health and wellness. Jeneé worked in mental health advocacy producing media for her county's initiatives and facilitated peer-support wellness groups in Oakland around themes of art and spirituality.  


Clients also seek her for talks on journalism, writing and issues she covers in her reporting. 

Jeneé Darden does voice over work too. Most recently she narrated the audio tour of the "Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.


Whether Jeneé is facilitating a panel discussion with bestselling authors or delivering a keynote about living with anxiety--audiences leave enlightened, inspired and smiling.  

Jenee Darden speaking at KQED



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Keynote Speeches

Voice Overs and Reporting

On-Camera and Virtual Interviews


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Past Speaking Engagements

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UC San Diego

City University of New York (CUNY)

Mills College

Laney College

Dominican University

California College for the Arts

Blogalicious conference

New America Media

Bay Area Book Festival

Girls Inc.

Head Royce School, Oakland, CA 

St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland,CA

Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA

John Ritter School, Watts, CA 

Moorestown Friend School, New Jersey

Bay Area Women in Publishing


Local Lit at San Jose State University

Creative Mornings

Black Women's Media and Wellness Project 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Alternatives Conference

Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare Services

Together Against Stigma International Conference

California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies

Highland Hospital

Empowering Womxn of Color Conference

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority National Conference

Delta Sigma Theta Women's Empowerment Conference

Reclaim UGLY Conference

California Library Association

African American Museum & Library (AAMLO), Oakland

Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD), San Francisco

Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Beast Crawl


San Francisco Public Library

Oakland Public Library


-Keynote Speeches

-On-stage Interviews 

-On-camera Interviews


-Moderate Panel Discussions


-Guest Speaker for a Class

-Virtual/In-Person Presentations

-Writing Workshops

-Freelance Reporting


Speaking Topics 

-The Battle Inside: Fighting Mental Health Stigma

-Life's Trials After the Verdict: 
Lessons I Learned From the O.J. Simpson Trial

-The Crossroads of Mind, Culture and Being: Intersectionality and Mental Health

-Revolution of the Heart & Mind: Mental Health and Self Care During Social Justice Movements

-Beautiful Darkness: How Colorism Affects Mental Health

-Take the "S" Off Your Chest: Black Women and Mental Health

-What's Really Going On?: Reporting Stories on  Inner City Communities 

-Approaches to Interviewing Trauma Survivors

-Pass the Mic and the Pen: Lessons from a 20-Year Writing and Journalism Career 

-The Unpaved Road of My Writing and Journalism Career Journey
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