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Alexander Hardy

Alexander Hardy is a grits-powered writer, Mental Health First Aid National Trainer and wellness program facilitator, home cook, and lupus survivor. He will probably ask what delicious meals you’ve eaten recently. 


He battles spiritual ashiness as CoFounder of GetSomeJoy, a creative wellness agency supporting communities and organizations with joy-flavored trainings, resources, and experiences. During his time with GetSomeJoy, he has developed and facilitated six wellness programs (Self-Care Check-In, Mindfulness Moments, Literary Therapy Writing Program, Virtual Community Cook-alongs, Creative Art Therapy, and Creating Space for Joy at Work/School) and published 16 digital Literary Therapy Exploration Workbooks. He leads Youth, Adult, and Spanish Mental Health First Aid trainings and is on a lifelong quest to make better empanadas. 


Alexander crafts soulful messages as a copywriter, editor, and wellness campaign developer. He has written for outlets such as Ebony,, Food & Wine, The Extraordinary Negroes, Esquire, Courvoisier, The Root, Saint Heron, and Very Smart Brothas. 


Alexander does not believe in snow or Delaware.

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