“The healthier I got, the less depressed I got. The healthier I got, the less anxiety I felt.”—Malik Yusef

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1: Listen to the Artist Interview
2: Pause and play as you go, pull quotes that resonate with your story into your journal.
3: Journal 15-60 minutes without interruption.

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About Malik Yusef

Malik Yusef is an American spoken word poet, rapper, writer, actor and producer based in Chicago, Illinois, United States. With his prolific career in lyricism, spoken word, and writing, Yusef is a six times grammies winner through his collaboration with Kanye West.

Born and raised in Chicago’s south side amongst a humble and sometimes troubled beginning, Malik rose out of those surroundings to become a 24x Grammy award-nominee, 6x Grammy award-winner, and 7x ASCAP award-winner for both pop and R&B. Other credits include Emmy, Peabody, and Tony awards. Some of Malik’s early influences include Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, William Shakespeare, Haki Madhubuti, Malcolm X, and Phillis Wheatley.

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