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T-Kea Blackman

T-Kea Blackman, Peer Career Coach: T-Kea Blackman, Peer Career Coach with the Maryland Employment Network, is mental health advocate, speaker, writer, and trained communications professional. Her written work has been published on The Mighty, Urban Faith, Blavity, and 21 Ninety, garnering over 45,000 views and encouraging individuals to seek treatment. T-Kea is also the creator and host of a weekly podcast, which aims normalize the conversation about mental health within communities of color by sharing inspirational stories of success and triumph. In her current role with the Maryland Employment Network, T-Kea utilizes her lived experience and strong interpersonal skills to support individuals living with a mental illness, as they strive to advance their careers and achieve their personal and professional goals.