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Oludara (Dara) Adeeyo is a Los Angeles based mental health therapist, author, and social media content creator who is passionate about encouraging people, especially Black women, to face every day with self-confidence and self-love.
Her first series of books, published by Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, share specific advice and activities designed to help Black women outwardly express their inner joy: Self-Care for Black Women (2022), Affirmations for Black Women: A Journal (2022), and Mind, Body, & Soul: A Self-Care Coloring Book for Black Women (2024).
Oludara’s accessible approach to writing and talking about mental health is influenced by her previous professional experience in the media industry as a writer and editor where she worked for popular publications such as Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and XXL. Her writing has also appeared in Women’s Health and Wondermind.
After a seven-year career in media, Oludara traded in the concrete streets of the Northeast for the sunny beaches of the West Coast to pursue a career in mental health in 2017. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Oludara has extensive experience with treating mood disorders, personality disorders, and thought disorders for diverse populations. She is currently working to establish her own private practice where she will specialize in helping people of color, especially Black women, manage their stressors, boost their self-confidence, and manifest their desires by releasing people-pleasing impulses.
Oludara’s bold and carefree personality coupled with her profound understanding of people has made her especially popular on TikTok where she has become a well-known cross-cultural connector and Creator who regularly posts about her own self-care practices which include (but, are certainly not limited to) dancing to reggaeton, watching telenovelas to improve her Spanish, getting her hair braided, perfecting her skin care routine, and, of course, sporting her now-signature robe and bonnet. As a social media content creator, Oludara has earned press features on ABC News Live and the Wall Street Journal and has also collaborated with brands such as Urban Decay, Walmart, and Youth to the People.
Success for Oludara looks like living how she wants to live – freely and boldly. Everything that she does as a mental health therapist, author, and social media content creator is rooted in a desire to see people express and care for their full selves.
Oludara holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism with a Minor in Women’s Studies from Hofstra University.