A two-time TEDx speaker, Jamie Tworkowski has inspired audiences at universities, concerts, and conferences across the United States and as far away as Australia and the United Kingdom. Having recently moved on from To Write Love on Her Arms after 15 years, he remains committed to mental health and suicide prevention. Jamie is passionate about telling stories that encourage people and sharing what he's learned over the last decade and a half, both in his surprising journey with TWLOHA and as an individual who struggles with depression. Driven by the idea that caring about people has to include caring about the issues that affect people, he invites us to wrestle with what it means to live a compassionate life. More than anything, Jamie believes life is worth living. Speaking allows him to offer hope to someone who might be struggling.
In addition to mental health, Jamie can speak to several different topics that have been part of his story. A New York Times bestselling author, he loves to talk about the power of words. Jamie's life changed when the original "To Write Love on Her Arms" story went viral on MySpace in 2006. He enjoys reflecting on the evolution of social media and the role it plays in our lives today. Finally, as a founder Jamie shares the highs and lows of starting and leading something.