Slash Coleman, M.A.Ed., author of The Bohemian Love Diaries (Lyons Press) is a globally-recognized laughter yoga ambassador at Laughter Yoga University, an award-winning storyteller, keynote presenter and educator. The son of a sculptor and a first-grade teacher, Coleman considers himself both an artist and a scientist who uses humor to conduct social experiments related to: identity, family, art, God, the concept of home, love, compassion and romantic relationships. He often draws much of his inspiration from being raised in the south by an offbeat, creative family including a grandfather who was a dancer at the Moulin Rouge.
Over the last decade, his research has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, American Theatre Magazine and multiple times on NPR including the series, “How Artists Make Money.” As a speaker, he's been featured at: TEDx, The International Storytelling Center, the Oral History Performance Conference, The National Storytelling Festival, and Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Festival.
Slash currently lives in Richmond, Virginia where he is conducting research on laughter's short-term effect on those struggling with addiction and recovery