“Broken Open”

Broken open is about wearing your heart on your sleeve and expressing that which is deep in your heart–the wounds, the hurt, the anxiety, the fear and… the love.

Love Confessions:

Broken Open is about love confessions.

When the pain and pleasure principles are one in the same–when the intermingling becomes so deep that it scares you to a point of wanting to leave (quote Sylvie Barnett), when you can paint their face so vividly (Lorna), and perhaps it’s not a no, but a not now.

Perhaps the lesson learned in this broken open showcase is patience with the process. Like Ryan Hurtgen’s heart, it’s about being perfect in your imperfections, and Rory ‘O Connell, about pursuing what you love doing.

Fear comes from being afraid of your own light. This showcase is dedicated to Chi Szeto and Alejandra, two amazing artists who wanted the world to be more broken open. These are our heArtists.

Tell the person you love that you love them, even if it is unreciprocated, confess it unapologetically, express it with passion, and commit to the word in action.

Witnessing my friend confess her love to the person she loves through spoken word was just as romantic as sending the person you love food while he’s at work to remind him how special he is to you. As special as reconciling with your sister and seeing her perform her pain to passion artistic expression live in front of the people she loves.

My colleagues witnessed the intimacy, my sister witnessed the Why of our mission, and perhaps a friend had begun falling in love somewhere in the showcase.

No filters. Just truth straight from the heart, like anti-venom.

-MJ, Showcase Producer

Special Thanks to:

Christina Banks, Ryan Hurtgen, and Amber Zhai



“You Ever Cared About Someone So Deeply that You Want to Tell Them Never Talk to You Ever Again?”

by Sylvie Barnett



“Paper Mache” by Lorna Alkana

Ryan Hurtgen from Perfect Beings and Ben Levin on the Drums

Rory O’ Connell, Bristol to Memory

“Dualities” Light and Shadows

Open Mic

Sylvie Barnett on Breaking Through the Darkness


Destiny Muse on Insecure


Mingjie Zhai on Make Love Great Again


Featured Artist: Jamae Kyson Music 

Jamae Kyson Music


Jamae-Inspired Showcase Journaling

Featured Artists, Lauri Burns and Roman Wyden

Roman Wyden of You.Love.Life interviews Lauri Burns of The Teen Project

You.Love.Life and Teen Project - Inspired Journaling


Featured Artists, Drue Metz and Roman Wyden

Roman Wyden of You.Love.Life interviews Drue Metz of The Love Effect Film


The Love Story Media, Inc. Presents

“Duality”Light and Shadows

#PaintoPassion #ArtistInspired #TheLoveStoryOrg

Join us for an intimate evening of authenticity, inspiration, and transformation.

“Dualities” Break Open Showcase is about exploring truth of light and shadows–What it is, what it isn’t. We also discuss the power of awareness for our dualistic nature.

The three hour Break Open Showcase will be a hybrid of artist performances as well as an open mic for you to express your unfiltered thoughts in poetry, music, and spoken word.

Leave PC, peachy, and filters out the door. This is an intimate occasion for Real Talk on the topic of Dualities.


James Kyson & Mingjie Zhai

Spoken Word:

Sylvie Barnett

Destiny Muse www.destinythemuse.com

Mingjie Zhai  www.mingjiezhai.com


Jamae Kyson, https://www.instagram.com/jameemaekyson/

Roman Wyden, You.Live.Now.

Lauri Burns, http://lauriburns.com/

Drue Metz, www.theloveeffect.org; https://www.instagram.com/druegrit/

Non-profit Organizations:

The Love Story Media, Inc. www.thelovestory.org, Like https://www.facebook.com/thelovestory.org/ for updates on artist interviews.

The Teen Project, www.theteenproject.org, Like https://www.facebook.com/LauriBurnsTeenProject/ for continued support to the teens in need.

Special Thanks to:

Christina Banks, Showrunner, https://www.instagram.com/christinamb442/

Sherman Wellons, Filmmaker, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherman-wellons-40291a4/

Jim Francesco, Filmmaker, https://www.instagram.com/realjimfrancesco/


Sanford Jossen Legal

El Segundo Tailors

Dr. Gimlen Orthodontics

Image Skin Care, Age Later

Alice’s Chiropractic Wonderland

El Segundo Athletic Club

Electric Bike LA

Elevate the Globe

Silent Auction

100% of the Proceeds Go Towards Gifting Journals to the girls at The Teen Project

Every $15 = 1 Journal to The Teen Project. 

Silent Auction Continues  → Please Bid Here


Jamae (Jamee Mae Kyson)

is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Michigan with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, Jamae is a grounded artist with Midwest roots and an educated mind. Jamae launched her solo career in 2016 with her debut EP, “Fly,” which includes the award-winning single, “Oh My.” Jamae has performed in several high-profile events, including the Genius Loci Musical Festival, the Lucidity Music Festivals, and the LoveLife:LIVESTREAM event, which included performances by Rachel Platten and Andy Grammer. As the lead singer of the rock band, “Rock Stars for Kids,” Jamae performed in a charity event that featured Stevie Wonder. Jamae has recorded in the famous EastWest studios and has worked with the accomplished producers, Jamey Heath (OPOPP Productions) and David Chua Boon Ghee (Mako Recordings). Jamae believes that music has the ability to create real and lasting change in the world and is dedicated to making inspiring music for the rest of her life.

Website: www.jamaemusic.com

Lauri Burns, Founder of The Teen Project

Lauri is a renowned inspirational speaker who travels the map telling her inspirational life story in the hope to heal the hearts of people everywhere.

For the past fifteen years she has been inspiring audiences with her heartfelt story of courage, forgiveness, love and success. Lauri is an Author, a fortune 100 executive and business owner, The Founder of The Teen Project and has fostered 31 at risk youth. She is a national advocate for foster and at homeless youth and has shared her heartfelt story at over 240 venues. As a professional speaker, Lauri has designed and presented programs to universities, corporations, foundations, educational conferences, and professional associations.


Film Director Drue Metz and Actor Tyler Atkins

Exclusive Premiere of The Love Effect Short Film, plus Q&A

The journey of two men wrestling with loss, suicide and their unexpected friendship that helps them rediscover life’s greatest gift.

The Love Effect Exclusive showing

Roman Wyden, Relationship Coach, Filmmaker, and Podcast host

You. Live. Life. Podcast Show will be doing a live podcast interview, hosted by Roman Wyden.

Roman is a relationship coach and award-winning writer/director, recording artist, and podcast host, Roman Wyden has dedicated his life to the exploration of intimacy, playfulness, and authenticity in modern-day relationships. Growing up in Switzerland, he took various art forms as a medium to sooth his struggle with understanding the true meaning of love. The exploration took him from being a DJ, musical performances on stage, acting for film and TV and eventually finding his voice as an artist at the highly acclaimed Pasadena Art Center. His graduation film was an autobiographical exploration of the sexual awakening between two fourteen-year-olds. He has since made his name as a commercial and narrative director for such projects as Eleanor Roosevelt Award-winning documentary Ageless Wisdom, the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival winner Deface as well as most recently the short films Max, Hiroko, and the short film festival darling Ricky Limon. He is currently developing several short-form narrative series as well as recording his weekly podcast “You. Love. Life.”, now on iTunes.

You. Love. Life Podcast


*Special Note*: The show will be filmed. 

Social Cause Organizations in Attendance

The Teen Project

THE TEEN PROJECT Serves youth that are homeless in Los Angeles. 

The Love Story Media, Inc. 

The Love Story inspires the broken-hearted to discover our inner artist in heartbreak that fuses multimedia journalism, journaling, and the personal journey.


Produced by:

Mingjie Zhai



Special Thanks to:

Jim Francesco Videography.

The Love Effect.

The Teen Project.

Christina Banks.

You.Love.Life. Podcast Show.

“Forgive to Live”

The Love Story presents: “Forgive to Live”

Date: Wednesday Evening, June 14, 6:30-9:30pm

Location: Gibson Showroom, 9350 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Sponsors: Gibson, Inertiart, Brit Bratt Productions, Kombucha Dog, and Peiwei

#PaintoPassion #ArtistInspired #TheLoveStoryOrg

“Forgive to Live” Break Open Showcase is about discovering the power of forgiveness–What it is, what it isn’t. We also explore the process of anger, resentment, and grudges as well as our process letting go of the emotions that no longer serve our higher purpose. This showcase is about transforming those emotions into artistic expression.

Executive Producer:

Mingjie Zhai

Associate Producers:

Skyler Shelley & Madilyn Lee

About The Positive Results Corporation:

To increases awareness and reduce violence and abuse in youth and young adults of Color, it’s impact on them and their community, promote healthy relationships and build good community citizens.



Open Mic


Andrew Tyree on Deepest Pain

“If you’ve ever been in love, somebody say ‘hell yeah’ [hell yeah]. If you’ve had your heartbroken, somebody say, ‘Hell Yeah.’ [Hell yeah] And if you got over that shit real quick ’cause you realize that sorry motherfucker didn’t know what they was missing, say ‘Hell Yeah’ [Hell Yeah!]” -Andrew Tyree

About Andrew Tyree:
Andrew is a Tony award winning poet, comedian and actor, NAACP Image award nominee, and who has opened for Jill Scott on her national tour.

You can find more of Andrew at:
IG & FB Andrew Clinkscale


Andrew Tyree on Carnivore

Andrew Tyree, “Carnivore”

“How to fix a sink, not how to mend a marriage. There are no ‘I Love You’s’ passed down in the midst of power tools instructions.” -Andrew Tyree


Madilyn Lee on Not Me

“This shit ain’t me. You don’t even look at me, and more importantly, you don’t see me…you love what I represent, you love what I do for you, you love the idea of me.” -Madilyn Lee

Madilyn Lee is a journalist and a creative writer.


Skyler Shelley on To My Father: The Son and His Holy Ghost

Skyler Shelley, “To My Father: The Son & His Holy Ghost”

“This dirty mind is enriched with the soil so that I may keep planting the rose bushes that make the world beautiful. Yes, roses have thorns but it doesn’t prevent people for picking them and spilling their blood on the leaves that keep us breathing.” -Skyler Shelley

Mingjie "MJ" Zhai on Woman with the Phoenix Tattoo

Mingjie “MJ” Zhai, “Woman with the Phoenix Tattoo”

“For the helpless, where are the words? To express what needs to be expressed, to feel what needs to be felt, and to reveal what needs to be healed.” -Mingjie Zhai

Mingjie is the founder and producer of The Love Story. You can find more of Mingjie Zhai’s creative work at:

Karen Sotomeyer on Nothing But All

“The The silence you wanted me to fill, and I did not. What’s wrong with me? The sex you wanted me to fake, and I did not. What’s wrong with me? The bed you wanted me to destroy, and I did not. What’s wrong with me?”

-Karen Sotomeyer

Karen is a poet and singer.

Featured Artists


Samuel J with All Your Heart

Samuel J,  “All Your Heart”

Cornish born Samuel J, is an innovative singer song writer, healer and conservationist. His unique music and soulful performances have helped him to establish a strong reputation with an ever-growing global fan base.

Some of his career highlights include, being selected to perform for his holiness the Dalai Lama as part of the Dalai Lamas 70th birthday celebration and performing at the Olympic and Paralympic games in London.

Samuel, has toured and shared the stage with the likes of Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Jack Johnson, Donovan Frankenreiter, Zero 7, Alice Russell, Jurassic 5 and an array of the leading musicians in Brazil where he was based for many years, including Marcelo D2, Maria Gadu, Gabriel O Pensador and many others.


More on Samuel J –> Samuel J Music

Larisa Gosla's Listen to Your Heart and Follow

Larisa Rose, “Listen to Your Heart and Follow”

“Listen to the sound of the heart. This is the place where it starts…
Don’t ever be led astray wherever you go. Listen to your heart & follow.” -Larisa Rose

Larisa Gosla's Crystal Bowl Sound Healing

Larisa Rose, Crystal Bowl Sound Healing

“Sound healing is using sound as a therapeutic application to align the mental, emotional, spiritual physical bodies, and anything that manifests on a physical level starts on energetic, emotional, physical, spiritual level first.” -Larisa Rose

Bryan Reeves on Self-Forgiveness

Bryan Reeves on Self-Forgiveness

“True forgiveness begins with forgiving yourself. I was in an abusive relationship once. And when I say, ‘abusive’, I mean that we have abused each other—verbally, emotionally, and eventually physically.” Bryan Reeves

About Bryan Reeves:
A former US Air Force Captain turned Author / Coach / Speaker, Bryan Reeves has triumphed through multiple dark nights of the soul after hurling himself into the transformational fires of intimate relationship over and over again. He’s worked on various projects featuring world-wide luminaries such as Eckhart Tolle, Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Don Miguel Ruiz and many others. With a Masters Degree in Human Relations, Bryan now coaches men, women and couples in creating thriving lives and relationships. He’s the author of the viral blog, “Choose Her Every Day or Leave Her” and two books, including his latest ”Tell The Truth, Let The Peace Fall Where It May.”

You can find more of Bryan Reeves at:

Indy Rishi on Laughter Healing


“Who takes themselves too seriously? …can you all let go?” -Indy Rishi

Call to action: Partake in this exercise with us at your own space.

Indy Rishi Singh is a wellbeing engineer, integrating Eastern and Western modalities of health and science to learn the secrets of long life, happiness and personal evolution. He has studied with accomplished psychiatrists, yogis, scientists, Gurus, academic researchers, shamans, and renowned storytellers.

You can find more of Indy Rishi’s Creativity at:

Borderline Delusion

Borderline Delusion, “Society”

“This is our first show ever…this first song is called “Society” and it is about the danger of people thinking they are superior to other people.” -Lauren Rhodes

About Borderline Delusion: Danny Brook and Lauren Rhodes met during recovery and bonded through music. Their dream three years ago was to speak out about their experience with the stigma of mental health. Over the years, through persistence and a commitment to transform their pain into passion, they attracted Phil on the piano, Justin, Binky Womack on the guitars, and Dan on the drums, and became the band now known as Borderline Delusion. Their songs center around the themes of mental health, family loss, and love, expressing real struggles.

You can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Borderline-Delusion-291735614614133/



Borderline Delusion

Borderline Delusion, “Morning Wings”

“This song is written for my mom who passed away from cancer and it’s the first time it’s ever been played in front of anybody. It’s called ‘Morning Wings’ and it was taken from…psalms 139.” -Danny Brook

You can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Borderline-Delusion-291735614614133/


“The Butterfly Effect”

The Love Story “Break Your Heart Open” Fundraiser

Purpose: Providing Video Cards and The Love Story Journals to Peace Over Violence.

Update: We have gifted over 1,000 video cards to Peace Over Violence.

Date: April 11, 2017

Location: The Gibson

Program Theme:  “The Butterfly Effect”

“You don’t know you’re a butterfly until you’re all the way out.”

–Dream Rockwell

Dedicated to Peace Over Violence: A nonprofit that aims for the elimination of violence against women and children.

For more Information: http://www.peaceoverviolence.org/

Sponsored by: The Gibson, Trader Joes,  GetLit, and The National Women’s Political Caucus.

About Peace Over Violence:

Peace Over Violence, (formerly LACAAW), established in 1971 by pioneering feminist activists, is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles and dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.

Event Producer: Mingjie Zhai

Associate Producers: Megan Dooley & kweisi gharreau


Videographers: Sherman Wellons and Adélie Buclier

Photographers: Julia Fong, Mingjie Zhai, and Emily Wu Truong.


Megan Dooley "What is Love?"

Megan Dooley headlines the performance, “What is Love,” to confront and process the consequences of childhood sexual abuse and trauma. In this candid artistic dialogue in spoken word, she speaks up about the perception of love and the revelations of breaking through from it all.


Peace Over Violence

Presented by Kayla Wagennman and Jacita Keys (in order of appearance)

About Peace Over Violence
Peace Over Violence, (formerly LACAAW), established in 1971 by pioneering feminist activists, is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles and dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.

One of the first agencies of its kind in the country, POV has been committed to social service, social change and social justice for 41 years. POV’s innovative programs are comprehensive and include Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education and Advocacy services.


For more on Peace Over Violence –> http://www.peaceoverviolence.org/

Julia Price "Painkiller"

Julia Price wrote “Painkiller,” initially for her cousin who became addicted to prescription medication and later heroin. Later, she realized that it was also for herself, as painkillers, like addiction, could be in many forms. “Letting You Go” was inspired by a breakup she had during a time she was physically sick back while living in New York. She found solace through her piano during a time when she couldn’t get out of the house.

For more on the interview:
Julia Price behind “Painkiller:”

Julia Price Behind “Painkiller”

Julia Price behind “Letting You Go:” https://thelovestory.org/project/letting-you-go/

Andrea Sáenz

Singer, Actress, Producer, Andrea is a survivor of incest and sexual abuse. From this experience she has found a way to alchemize “that vicious venom into sacred vials of anti-venom” by infusing her art to consequently heal others worldwide through the many facets of her artistic expressions.

Andrea Sáenz


Singer and songwriter, Hennessy, wrote “The Letter” as a dedication to the people who she loves in her life. It is about wanting to reach out to the people we love most dearly but sometimes can’t or don’t know how to help.

For more on the interview:

Dedicated to Peace Over Violence: A nonprofit that aims for the elimination of violence against women and children.
For more Information: http://www.peaceoverviolence.org/

Videographers: Sherman Wellons and Adelie Buclier

Sponsored by: The Gibson and The Love Story Media, Inc.
In Association with: Peace Over Violence and Get Lit

For more information about our live events go to:

Josefina Bashout

Josefina Bashout

Once a victim of sexual abuse and genital cruelty, Josefina recognized that she had become her own greatest healer and went on a mission to empower women to reframe issues around their Pussy and step into their feminine power the same way she did with a commitment to radical self love, herbal remedies, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, the Akashic Records, spiritual psychology and plant medicine.

After a massive awakening that shifted her entire perspective around the divine feminine and what it means to be an embodied woman, Josefina was guided through her own pussy reclamation process that helped her release 20+ years of shame, guilt, trauma, and codependent behaviors that held her back from designing her best life.

She is a certified Life Coach, Akashic Record Practitioner, Lifestyle Designer, Spiritual Psychologist & Holistic Healer who is trained in the ancient wisdom teachings of Mindfulness, Kriya Yoga, Tantra, Shamanic Healing, and Metaphysics.

For more on the interview:
Josie Bashout
https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-the-healer/ ‎

Dedicated to Peace Over Violence: A nonprofit that aims for the elimination of violence against women and children.
For more Information: http://www.peaceoverviolence.org/

Videographers: Sherman Wellons and Adelie Buclier

Sponsored by: The Gibson and The Love Story Media, Inc.
In Association with: Peace Over Violence and Get Lit.


Hanna Harris

Hanna Harris

Losing her dad to suicide, Hanna Harris channeled all that pain into spoken word. As one of the poets of Get Lit, Words ignite, an organization that brings classic poetry to the streets and street poetry into the classrooms. By engaging youth in great works of literature, in-school and beyond, teens engage in their own futures and unearth their potential.

You can find more information about Get Lit at GetLit.org.

Videographers: Sherman Wellons and Adelie Buclier

Sponsored by: The Gibson and The Love Story Media, Inc.
In Association with: Peace Over Violence and Get Lit.


Commissioner Irma

Irma Beserra Núñez

At The Love Story Break Your Heart Open Showcase, Los Angeles Commissioner Irma Núñez speaks what it means to transform our pain into social impact.

Irma Beserra Núñez is currently a Member of the City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department; Founder/Owner of Doña Irma Heritage Arts (Preservation, Revitalization, Education, and Archive); Co-Founder/Co-Chair, Lead Advocate/Artist Spokesperson of the Coalition to Save the First Streets Mural Wall (1970s two story, 175 foot, 18 mural panel Chicano Historical Monument); Partner/Business Manager, Assistant Designer/Muralist, Graphic Artist of Ricet Don Juan Revitalization Innovation (Community Cultural Educational Tourism initiative); Founder/Chair, Lead Advocate/Instructor of the CA Coalition to Save Older Adult Education (Program for Older Adults, LAUSD Division of Adult and Career Education); and Steering Committee Member of the Coalition Against CSU Impaction.

Beginning at the age of 14, Irma has worked as a Visual and Performance Artist, Cultural Arts Educator and Archivist, Community Advocate and Spokesperson, Producer and Director, Media and Marketing Consultant, Fine Arts Curator and Distributor, and Artist Representative in the areas of Bilingual and Multicultural Education, Chicano and Mexican American Historical Preservation, Community Revitalization, Hispanic Marketing and Communications, Government and Community Relations, Aging and Health Education, Alleviation of Homelessness and Poverty, and other critical issues that impact our city and nation’s diverse multiethnic and multigenerational families and low income communities.

In 2012, Irma was honored by the L.A. City Commission on the Status of Women and then Council President, now Mayor Eric Garcetti, as his “Pioneer Women of the Year.” In 2012 and 2013, Irma was honored by the California Council for Adult Education with their “Excellence in Teaching Award.” Since 1972, Irma has received awards and recognition from city, state and national political and educational leaders and organizations.


“Conscious Men”

Concious Men

The Love Story “Break Your Heart Open” Fundraiser

Purpose: Providing Video Cards and The Love Story Journals to The Positive Results Corporation and the Students and Animo Watts High School

Update: We provided 50 video cards + 3 Journals to The Positive Results Corporation for their anti-bullying workshops.

Date: February 3, 2017

Location: Lyric Hyperion Theatre

Program Theme:  “Conscious Men

“They give of themselves, their fears, their bondage, and their hopes, for they know in sharing these they are set free to smile deeper and cleaner.”

Jordan Kozey


kweisi gharreau "Black Men"


kweisi gharreau headlines the performance, “Black Man,” as a tribute to Lamont, his little brother, who was gunned down in Chicago. “Black Man” is also the product of Rage transformed into Spoken Word and a creative critique on black on black violence.

DJ Qwess Coast, "Sunflower"

DJ Qwess Coast, MC, DJ, and Author, performs “Sunflower” and highlights the culture of what we consume.

Kiyoshi Shelton, "My Tribe" and "Get Up"

Kiyoshi Shelton, MC, Poet, and Conscious Hip Hop Artist, brings light to unity and the universality of human beings.

Mingjie, "Break Your Heart Open" Introduction

Mingjie “MJ” Zhai, founder & producer of The Love Story Media, Inc., shares the backstory of what inspired her to found and produce The Love Story.

Kandee Lewis, Founder of The Positive Results Corporation

Kandee Lewis, Executive Director of The Positive Corporation, shares how her experience with depression transformed the way she approached her career. She went from the corporate world to the social impact service industry by providing anti-bullying workshops to the students at Animo Watts High School. The important work is to provide self empowerment for students who deal with bullying and being bullied.

J Brave "Walls Fall Down"

J Brave performs “Walls Fall Down”

MC, poet, activist for peace, and visionary of the conscious Hip Hop collective Luminaries, J Brave’s greatest gift is his ability to bring people together for the greater good. As one of the three vocalist of Luminaries, his band has toured the
world spreading messages of peace & unity through the vehicle of music, and as an expression of service. J Brave produces a weekly conscious club night, titled the “Luminous Movement” where party goers come to celebrate with intention, and are treated to some of the best in Bass, Dubstep, Roots, and live band performers at Zanzibar in Santa Monica. “We are all luminous beings having a human experience” says Brave, who is always reminding himself and others to awaken to our inner truth, and activate into our highest potential as beacons of light. As C.E.O. of Lu Fam Pro, which is the band’s rapidly evolving label, and production company, he is visioning a large scale festival to expand the mission, and further enhance the constant message of unconditional love.

About J Brave

Destiny Muse, "Ghosted"

Destiny Muse, poet, author, and spoken word artist, co-host to The Love Story Spoken Word “Conscious Men” show, performs her poem,  “Ghosted.”

Anna Maguire, "Art is Not Meant to be Beautiful"

Anna Maguire, Poet and Writer, recites her poem, “Art is Not Meant to be Beautiful” from her book, “Searching For the City of Love.”

Shak'ar Mujukian, "Texts"

Shak’ar Mujukian, poet, writer, and publisher recites his “Text.”

Shophar, "Ledge of Allegiance"

Shophar, poet and energy healer, sheds his frustration through “Ledge of Allegiance.”

Dahlak Leon, "Spirit Trials (excerpt): One Time x The Good One."

Dahlak Leon is a writer, poet, MC, and actor, performed an excerpt of his poem, “Spirit Trials (excerpt): One Time x The Good One.”
You can find his brilliance at www.thisisdahlak.com.

Chaim Dunbar, "Where Are the Men" (An Excerpt)

Chaim Dunbar, writer, director, fitness coach and actor, performs his poem, “Where Are the Men?”
You can find his brilliance at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0241821/

For the full performance, produced by Akira Chan of Rare Media


Renee Joi, "Passing Through"

Renee Joi is a singer and songwriter and she performs her song, “Passing Through” with sign language.

You can find her brilliance at https://soundcloud.com/reneejoionline and https://www.reneejoi.com/music