Loved this Medium post of yours, Hope. A myriad of your sentiments shared resonate with me. Your writing is always continually thoughtful and relatable. xx
We all have our own stories to tell.
Yet, we don’t always have the opportunity to share them. When the chance to connect with music composer Keegan DeWitt arose, I carefully composed an email to him and clicked the send button without hesitation. Would all the stars align for a virtual interview? The answer is yes.
Cinematic music plays a significant role in telling stories, expressing emotions when words may fail, and providing sustenance. It also helps establish character — giving insight into a particular person or event and intensifying its overall impact. Musical scores may exist as an entity…
“ I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless, and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that.” — Robin Williams
To date, an estimated 264 million globally are affected by depression. Unfortunately, this specific statistic is perpetually increasing.
To bring more understanding and sensitivity to Suicide Awareness, I share a story from 25 years ago to inspire a worldwide movement.
It was July of 1995 and a few short months from turning 11 years old. It was a long, hot summer day when…
Jordan Luke Elsass is no stranger to the acting scene. He’s only 18, and Jordan is already making a name for himself, turning a childhood hobby into a dream job.
On August 28th, 2001, Jordan was born in Kingman, Arizona. At age 3, his family packed their bags. They lived in various states such as Arkansas, Washington, and east Texas until Jordan was ten years old. Jordan returned to live in Austin, where his parents, Carrie and Paul, both grew up. Jordan also has one older brother, Derek.
Jordan’s interest in acting began in the summer of 2012 when his…
They say it takes a village to raise a child. We can say the same for a television show.
It’s a cold, wintery Saturday evening in early February when Danny Watters and I meet for an interview on WhatsApp.
Danny’s current work is from the binge-able Netflix series You. He plays a minor role and assists in reading Penn Badgley’s voiceover lines during production (Badgley plays the principal character and anti-hero, Joe Goldberg). Watters has had previous roles on How to Get Away With Murder, Stumptown, American Sniper, and other television projects.
Before the interview begins, materials are set in…
Carina Grenier knew she wanted to open a healthy Vegan spot somewhere in Cleveland. She noticed cute and trendy plant-based cafes in Miami, FL. She’s focused on health, wellness, and trusts food is medicine. Greiner recognized there was a gap to fill on Cleveland’s East Suburbs in Beachwood, Ohio. With a focus on health, creative flavors, and top-notch customer service, Sipt is a fantastic place to grab a smoothie bowl, a pour-over coffee, and yes, a must-have Avocado Toast!
Artisanal Avocado Toast (Photography by Brenda Godinez)
I discovered a serene community on social media a few short months ago while reading a New York Times article on empowerment. It is a shared space, a judgment-free zone, and positive vibes; at least, that’s what I gained from the writing piece. It was encouraging, enlightening, and uplifting to read about this unique space, especially such a unicorn kind of space like-minded people to virtual logon.
I admit I have never met the founders of What Would Virginia Woolf Do. I had the opportunity to interview the founder, Nina Lorez Collins. …
It is a Friday evening in June. I was planning to connect with a forever friend, the kind of person I’ve known since we were both eleven. She has been going through some monumental transitions in life recently. In the last few weeks, she hasn’t been feeling well and is doing her best to cope with her raw emotions. She had a low-key night. I completely understood and empathized with her.
A stop at Barnes & Noble and at a bite to eat nearby was the plan. Simple, and nothing crazy in-store.
I love perusing bookstores, grabbing a perfectly warmed…
I had time to meet and chat with Fares virtually. I shared with Fares about my monthly blog, and he agreed without hesitation to be part of it. I find it intriguing to learn about people from unique countries and cultures. It is eye-opening to hear unique perspectives, various life stories, thoughts, opinions, and fresh perspectives!
1. What does your first and last name mean in the English language?
My first name Fares, and it means knight, and my last name means son of his grandfather.
2. Where were you born?
I was born in Algeria.
3. What languages do…
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