With BJ Williams

Aaron Mancell, Father and Innovator illustrates a strong understanding of what it took for him to heal. From becoming a father and not speaking to his mother for two years, Aaron comes to find out what it truly means to be a man and accountability is the first step. He mentions how having a hard life and making your life hard is two different things. With the fear of losing others in mind Aaron began losing himself in the process, he yearned to be heard and even more so, he learned to listen. Can I Be Vulnerable has opened up a space where Aaron felt comfortable seeing another black man do what he never dreamt of doing.

About the Author: BJ Williams – Contributor

BJ Williams Mental Health Foundation author bio headshotBJ Williams is a teacher, actor, model, coach, and former athlete. A social studies graduate from Washington State University he also lettered in football and track and field. BJ has balanced the life of a teacher, coach, actor, and model for ten years. When he is not hustling in the world of entertainment, BJ uses his downtime as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles Unified and Downey Unified School Districts. An accomplished athlete, educator, model, actor, BJ has battled situational depression for half his life.Having gone to therapy over the past few years BJ wanted to share his path to therapy with others. He created “Can I Be Vulnerable?” A series depicting Black men being vulnerable to the world. What started as personal project has blossomed into a global project. The goal is to break the stigma in his community and beyond.