Pain is real. But so is hope.

“I hate you!” I yelled, angrily running to my room. I grabbed a scarf and sat on my bed with it around my neck. I began pulling on it as hard as I could until I heard, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!” This was the start of long-term treatment for me. -Hanah  The quote above is … Continue reading Pain is real. But so is hope.

Donor Spotlight: Meet Roy Brown

Roy Brown is a barber over at Masters of Barbering & Styles located at 7103 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock, Arkansas. Recently, Roy made a contribution to our 2018 Summer of Hope Book Tour. I shared with him that while working with teens, one thing I’ve learned is that no matter their differences, they all … Continue reading Donor Spotlight: Meet Roy Brown

2018 Summer of Hope Book Tour FAQ’s

While working to help people live full, rich and meaningful lives, one thing I've learned is that no matter their differences, they all go through so much in life. Some more than others. That's why I’m preparing to give away copies of Hope Outside the Walls and Stories of Hope to 10,000 men, women and … Continue reading 2018 Summer of Hope Book Tour FAQ’s

The Nutty Redhead is More Than Just REALLY Good Nuts

You may know her by the pen name, Victoriana Lady Lisa and her book entitled 'International Steampunk Fashions'. Some of you may recognize her from her award winning show All Things Victorian. Students accessing our writing program know her as The Nutty Redhead after she donated a box of her praline gourmet nuts to our program. Lisa … Continue reading The Nutty Redhead is More Than Just REALLY Good Nuts

Writing for the Soul Workshop™ for Families

Vietnam veteran John Mulligan was a homeless "shopping cart soldier" in San Francisco's North Beach, a man wracked with flashbacks and numbed by post-traumatic stress disorder. But his life took a turn during a veteran's writing workshop conducted by noted author Maxine Hong Kingston. Mulligan, now a 53-year-old novelist, left the workshop so elated he … Continue reading Writing for the Soul Workshop™ for Families

Five Ways You Can Be A Part Of The Writing For The Soul Process

Writing for the Soul Workshop™ is a national mentoring program that invokes a passion for social emotional learning using writing, resources for healing, and skills for a lifetime while tackling the problems of mental, financial and educational inequality. During the course of this program, participants experience a trauma informed approach using writing as therapy as … Continue reading Five Ways You Can Be A Part Of The Writing For The Soul Process

The Bully Diaries Project

Through a unique and innovative community partnership with Stand for the Silent, we adapted our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ program to give children and adults impacted by bullying a voice. The memoirs, art and poetry that we collected from around the world included the disabilities community, and was compiled in The Bully Diaries Volume I. … Continue reading The Bully Diaries Project

Our Top Book Sellers for the month of November: Sykyla and Jakyia Williams

We have a tie for first place in book sales this month! Sykyla and Jakyia Williams are sisters, and they access our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ in Moro, Arkansas at New Life Ministries. Sykyla's story is featured in our book entitled 'This Thing Called Life: Life Inside the Ring', and Jakyia's story is featured in … Continue reading Our Top Book Sellers for the month of November: Sykyla and Jakyia Williams

Street Team Registration

During development, Writing for the Soul Workshop™ gave birth to some pretty amazing programs. As the program evolves, it continues to do so today. We are incredibly fortunate to be in a position to create a work force via our newest program. We call it our Street Team Program. Membership is free. Testimonial from Students … Continue reading Street Team Registration

Timeless Memories: Forward by Pastor Keith Ross

First, I would like to thank my friend and brother Eric L. Jones, Sr. for giving me the opportunity to write this Forward. Our friendship has stood the test of time due to our developed love for one another growing up. Being a minister of the gospel, I must start with this scripture which is, … Continue reading Timeless Memories: Forward by Pastor Keith Ross