The short stories, art and poetry collected in Removing Chains Child of Abuse are from survivors of human trafficking, child abuse and bullying. These powerful stories allowed those who submitted them to experience writing and art as therapy. They give hope to the survivors reading them that they are not alone and they too can recover.
“I loved the workshop because I got to write what I wanted. I am glad that I can write that I am an author on my resume for a job. I had fun when we got to autograph our books at Vintage Stock. I also liked it when I sold all the books that I did.” — Moriah
Growing Up In Stop Six My name is Christopher, and I'm a student at Jacquet Middle School. Growing up in Stop Six is like having heaven and hell coming together as one. There is good and bad in this community. Nothing is perfect. I moved from one side of Ramey to the other, and to … Continue reading Pencils and Pages From Stop Six #26
Larry Gilmore, Director at West Central Sports Complex understands that a Trauma Informed Approach is imperative; this is why he's added our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ program as an option for students during Spring Break.
Using writing as a Social Emotional Learning tool, our program helps youth and young adults to manage the impact of emotions on their relationships with others.
No Child is Born Bad I was born into a single mother family, just me and my mom. I was always alone. Alone to deal with my traumas by myself with no guidance. Life put me through the ringer very early in life. At the tender age of just four-years-old, I was two feet tall. … Continue reading I’m a survivor, and here’s my story.
Stories of Hope: Life in the Delta by Writing for the Soul Workshop™ Life in the Delta is the third release in our Stories of Hope series. For those who submitted their stories while accessing our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ program throughout the Delta, this was an educational, spiritual and emotional journey for them. True to the series, … Continue reading Sneek Peek at our Spring 2019 Release
“If you stay small enough long enough; God will make you big enough soon enough." -Corey Foreman In today's Donor Spotlight news, I am pleased to feature Corey Foreman. He's dedicated his whole life to serving youth, and he is my little brother. Recently, Corey made a contribution to help me give away books to teens … Continue reading Donor Spotlight: Meet Corey Foreman
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
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