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

Jeneé Darden also does voice over work. 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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V. Acosta, Los Angeles

You were stupendous,  beautiful, courageous, bold and wonderful! I really enjoyed your energy. 


Creative Mornings, Oakalnd

What an amazing talk! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience. 

Keynote Speeches

Voice Overs and Reporting

On-Camera and Virtual Interviews



Past Speaking Engagements

UC Berkeley

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 

-Virtual/In-Person Presentations

-On-camera Interviews


-Moderate Panel Discussions

-Guest Speaker for a Class


-Writing Workshops

-Freelance Reporting


Speaking Topics 

-Fighting Mental Health Stigma

-Life Lessons After O.J. Simpson Trial

-Colorism and Mental Health

-Mental Health and Race

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

-Interviewing Trauma Survivors