Disability and Mental Health Awareness Speakers

These author speakers shed light on conditions that affect millions with inspirational stories of perseverance and crucial looks at systemic issues that affect the vulnerable.

James Hatch

Retired member of the Naval Special Warfare Development group, author of Touching the Dragon, and founder of Spike’s K9 Fund

Robert Kolker

Award-winning journalist and instant #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Hidden Valley Road

Holly Whitaker

Bestselling author of Quit Like a Woman and Founder of Tempest, Inc.

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Jean Guerrero

Award-winning multimedia reporter and author of the memoir, Crux

Ian Manuel

Advocate for criminal justice reform, poet, and motivational speaker

Carine McCandless

Author of New York Times bestseller The Wild Truth and consultant and contributor to Jon Krakauer's book and Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film Into the Wild

Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior

Steve Silberman

Award-winning science writer and New York Times-bestselling author of NeuroTribes

Cheryl Strayed

Author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir Wild and "Dear Sugar" columnist

Ayelet Waldman

Acclaimed memoirist and author of Bad Mother and Love and Treasure

Dr. W. Lee Warren

Neurosurgeon, Iraq War veteran, and author of I've Seen the End of You