Lala Jackson, an author and storyteller, is known for her compelling, impactful, and heart-felt writing and speaking. She dives deep into the heart of issues, championing voices not typically heard, catalyzing readers and listeners to take action about things that matter, and weaving threads between impactful, mission-driven work.
With a communications degree from the University of Miami in Florida, Lala has been a communications strategist for the past decade working across non- and for-profit organizations. Her first book Beyond Powerful – an Amazon international best seller – is available wherever books are sold, she is currently writing her second book, a novel, and she shares interviews with people who are great at what they do about who got them there, because none of us does this alone, at WhoMadeYouGreat.com.
She is a healthcare justice nut, general firestarter, has a “why not?” mentality, and would rather be on a beach.
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- What I’m realizing my twenties were.This is a piece by @nayyirah.waheed in Salt. the hard season will split you through. do not worry. you will bleed water. do not worry. this is grief. your face will fall out and down your skin and there will be scorching. but do not worry. keep speakingContinue reading “What I’m realizing my twenties were.”
- Doctors: How do you best help patients? Try asking questions.In the early 2000s on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, a healthcare group was having trouble improving health outcomes for certain populations of native peoples. The problem they were trying to solve was not unique – this population of native peoples tended to be obese, have highContinue reading “Doctors: How do you best help patients? Try asking questions.”
- On not being allowed to love.My earliest memories start around three or four. In one, I have climbed up a wooden fence, trying to balance my weight against the top while I reach out to feed a neighbor’s horse, that I have named Cow, a piece of my apple. In another, IContinue reading “On not being allowed to love.”
- What it was like for a white woman to watch Black Panther.In case you missed it, a movie called Black Panther came out last week and it is uh… kind of a big deal. I saw the movie in New York on opening night, surrounded by excited fellow movie-goers adorned in kente cloth and other African prints. So whatContinue reading “What it was like for a white woman to watch Black Panther.”