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Jaiya John

Jaiya John singles and albums offer soulful, soothing, healing spoken word, inspiration, affirmation, meditation, story, poetry, and books, all delivered in Jaiya's deep, rich, transformative voice.

Dr. Jaiya John was born into foster care in New Mexico, and is an internationally recognized author, speaker, poet, spoken word artist, and youth mentor. Jaiya is the founder of Soul Water Rising, a global human mission that has donated thousands of Jaiya’s books in support of social healing, and offers scholarships to displaced and vulnerable youth. He is a former professor of social psychology at Howard University, has authored numerous books, and has addressed over half a million professionals, adults, and youth worldwide. Jaiya is a National Science Foundation fellow, and holds doctorate and master’s degrees in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a focus on intergroup relations and identity development. As an undergraduate, he attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and lived in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he studied Tibetan Holistic Medicine through independent research with Tibetan doctors.

Jaiya’s book titles include Your Caring Heart: Renewal for Helping Professionals and Systems, Calm: Inspiration for a Possible Life, Sincerity of Sunlight (inspiration), Fresh Peace (inspiration), Legendary: A Tribute to Those Who Honorably Serve Devalued Children, Beautiful: A Poetic Celebration of Displaced Children, Reflection Pond: Nurturing Wholeness in Displaced Children, Clear Moon Tribe (novel), The Day Jumoke Found His Name (children), Father to Son: Ode to Black Boys (spoken word), Habanero Love: A Poem of Sacred Passion, Lyric of Silence: A Poetic Telling of the Human Soul Journey, and Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib (memoir).