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."
i. Exploring how students of color, specifically African Americans, can be resilient and successful while maintaining their racial identity, sense of purpose and belonging in predominantly white spaces.
ii. Tackling the toxins of race and racism in this country through a poetic lens.
iii. Examining masculinity and what it means to be a man by using a manhood framework.
iv. Maintaining meaningful connection during covid-19 social isolation through hosting virtual open mics.
For over a decade, I have traveled (in-person and remotely) to schools and organizations around the world including The Boettcher Foundation, TalkSpace, Stanford University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Albuquerque Academy to facilitate conversations and trainings on implicit bias, microaggressions, cultural competency, belonging 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.