Ashe – A Real Writer By Guest Blogger Karen Simpson

  Tru Story Exclusive: Back by Popular Demand Please accept this invitation to tune in for an exclusive series about real-life leaders, both personal and professional, that will share their own testimonies of how they made their dreams into reality. In explicit detail, these Tru Story guests will document the every day contributions to their own journey. This is the… Read More

Thank You Veterans

Veterans’ Day, unlike Memorial Day, is for all (this world and the next) those who sacrificed their freedom at any point to secure ours. My Promise to myself, my country, and those that I love is to not forget. Ever. I want to give pause to expose my heart and shower attention towards my veteran… Read More

Don’t Hate the Uniform by Guest Writer

New Navy Recruits Try on Their Uniforms With his permission, a friend and Veteran has allowed me to share his reflections about his time of service as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. Over the past few years, I have been feeling like the expressions of gratitude and the political discussions, albeit important, have drowned… Read More

A Moment to Say Thanks

In July 2013, three young women were discovered after being kidnaped for years. The  YouTube video statement, submitted by Cleveland kidnap survivors Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight was amazing. In the video, the three women expressed gratitude over recent support since they were freed and asked people to “continues to respect [their] privacy… Read More

Why We Need Diverse Books

Last night I showed @oaklibrary‘s pic to my wife & she immediately started crying, just like I did when I saw it, pic.twitter.com/ra6OjF72tv — Mike Jung (@Mike_Jung) May 2, 2014 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The lack of diversity in books is not a new topic; the scarcity of diverse protagonists and themes is an ongoing source of contention… Read More

Still Missing Whitney: One Moment in Time

Below is a blog post I wrote when Whitney died. Oddly enough, when I hear her voice, she still seems alive. Art is where human creativity, skill and imagination all meet and create a moment in time which is beautiful and beyond ordinary. Ordinary things take on new meaning. An artist is not separate from… Read More