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Bright Lights/Young Lives

Bright Lights/Young Lives: Greg

by The Grateful Living Team
In this short video, Greg Corbin shares his story of expressing gratefulness through relationships and…
Stories of Grateful Living

Cherishing a Patchwork of Potential

by Greg Corbin
My origin story begins in an under-resourced environment riddled with social challenges such as poverty,…
Greg Corbin

Greg Corbin

About the author

Philadelphian Greg Corbin is a son, brother, husband, and father as well as an educator, poet, writer, healer, leadership coach, and mental health advocate. A Lincoln University grad with 20 years of experience in education, arts, and human development, he strives to innovate and create strategies that amplify holistic community engagement. He is the founder of the award-winning and nationally recognized Philly Youth Poetry Movement and cofounder of the Slam League, both transforming thousands of lives. He is also the former director of Restorative Justice at Mural Arts Philadelphia, where he led the charge for workforce development programming and job creation at the intersection of public art and equity. His latest book, Breathing Ashes: A Poetic Guide to Walking Through the Fire and Coming Out Reborn, is an anthology about navigating adversity and rediscovering purpose through topics such as masculinity, human development, self-awareness and self-care.

Greg has been highlighted as a keynote speaker at conferences and festivals across the globe, and has shared stages with Nikki Giovanni, Tobi Nwignwe, Sonia Sanchez, The Roots, Mos Def, Common, and others. He has also been featured on HBO, BET, CNN, and Ted Talks.  Connect with his work at gregcorbinspeaks.com and on Instagram @gregcorbinspeaks.