A D R I A N M I C H A E L G R E E N
lovasté*. my name is adrian michael. i write to help people find purpose and belonging
in life, love, and relationships.
"my goal is to uplift people as much as i can. to inspire them to realize more of their capacities for living meaningful lives, because there certainly is meaning to life."
"His poems got me through a very rough patch in my life. I felt as if he was speaking directly to me. Sometimes they would be so tailored to the hurt that I was feeling. Through his words I felt less lonely, I felt supported and heard. His words are life giving and powerful."
"Adrian Michael's work reminds me to love myself more."
"He gives me hope to keep pushing forward despite all I'm going through.
Adrian Michael always inspires me!"
--Dorel Artemis Avila
I really wasn't ready for "book of her book of she to end ): it's the only book that has ever made my heart open up to how i really feel on the inside. Made me realize I forget to take care of myself & how I should pay attention to my own feelings. I wish I would have bought this book sooner! I believe there's a reason and a certain time for everything that we do. I cried while reading this book, especially when I started getting closer to the end.Ii feel so deeply. I feel very connected to this book. Adrian Michael is my absolute favorite author, poet, and writer. I hope i can own every book he writes. I have so much love to share with the world and so does he!
Adrian Michael changed my life in so many ways.
i. Exploring how students of color, specifically African Americans, can be resilient and successful while maintaining their racial identity and sense of purpose in predominantly white spaces.
ii. Tackling the toxins of race and racism in this country through a poetic lens.
ii. Examining masculinity and what it means to be a man by using a manhood framework.
For over a decade, I have traveled to schools and organizations around the world including Stanford University, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Albuquerque Academy to facilitate conversations and trainings on implicit bias, microaggressions, cultural competency, and purpose learning using love, compassion, and design thinking as a framework.
As a company and lifestyle brand, lovasté serves as a daily practice and reminder to love one's self and others.
I created the word lovasté in 2015. it is a mantra and affirmation that translates to mean "the lover in me honors the lover in you."
It is a call to action.
a practice. a pledge.