Movember’s Rooted & Rising series featuring digital content creators committed to inspire young Black men to live happier, healthier, longer lives.
Jesse Martin – Finding Inner Peace
Finding inner peace is an important part of mental health, especially with all the noise going on in the world today. Writer and actor Jesse Martin takes a comedic look at finding this peace.
About Jesse Martin
Jesse is a writer, producer, and actor with credits ranging from comedy to drama on multiple award-winning projects. Currently, a staff writer on Richard Jefferson’s ‘The Sports Gap’, Jesse also has a body of accomplished original work such as the film ‘Blind Currency’, the co-written film ‘Black Theory’, and original TV pilot ‘Columbia’. Jesse performs stand-up comedy around LA and NYC, having hosted and performed at shows with comedians and writers from ‘Comedy Central’, ‘Conan’, ‘The Daily Show’, and more. As an actor, Jesse is SAG-Eligible and has appeared in multiple Co-Star roles on Investigation Discovery, the feature film ‘The Fearless Two’, and commercial advertisements for GQ, Uber Eats, and Degree for Men among others.
About the Series
Rooted & Rising is a collective of digital entrepreneurs who have joined forces to create self-care videos and tips that address the mental and physical well-being challenges that are relevant to young black men, and to inspire them to live happier, healthier, longer lives.
Special thanks to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for the generous support of the stipends granted to our 2021 Rooted & Rising participants.