About The Love Story

The Love Story Media, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 multimedia publisher and educational platform inspiring the broken hearted to transform pain into creative expression through the power of artist-inspired journaling and interactive live shows. Our mission is to take away the stigma of depression and reduce suicidal intent of the broken hearted through celebrating our process in discovering our inner artist.

Our Purpose

There are two paths for the broken hearted–self-destruction or self-expression. The choice has always been ours. We are all artists at heart. In the act of creating art to express our grief, we are able to transform self-destruction into self-expression.

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and transform those who are dealing with heartache to choose creative expression instead of self-destruction when dealing with personal adversities.

Explore and discover your inner artist.

What We Do

We produce workshops and intimate interviews of artists sharing their pain to passion journey, turning these stories into an interactive journal, and providing a community where artists may inspire other artists to awaken our inner artist.

Why We Do:

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults ages 25-34 and depression is the leading cause of suicide. Depression is a major symptom of heartbreak. Through creative expression we are able to create a love story through our adversities.

The problem


You may be lost, be you are not alone

We, too, have loved and lost. We interview people who have transformed their pain into passion so you may discover the value of your process. Though the path must be walked alone, it does not have to be lonely.  At some point in our lives, we will all have walked it. The Love Story exists to show you that the way of the broken hearted can be traversed both alone and together at the same time. Get lost so you may discover who you are again.

Nothing is Wrong with You

We view emotions like depression, anxiety, despair, etc. as tempering the sword of our spirit for personal and spiritual growth—a catalyst for personal transformation. Our pain is an opportunity to discover compassion, beauty, empathy, and more. We provide Artist-Inspired Journaling resources so you may explore and discover your inner artist. You are perfect in your process, even when that process at times seems unbearable and pointless.

Break your Heart Open

There is a point to heartbreak, though you may not see it while breaking. We encourage you to keep breaking your heart until it opens so you may find the courage to express yourself. We provide interactive artist-inspired journaling resources to hold space for your pain, encouraging you to make time to reflect and create, while inspiring you to give yourself permission to process your grief, pain, and loss into a creative expression.

Transform your loss into The Love Story.


There is nothing wrong with you.


We, too, have loved and lost.


Discover your inner artist.


About Us:

Founded in 2015, The Love Story Media, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 multimedia publisher and educational platform, inspiring the broken hearted to transform pain into creative expression.

More about→Our Mission 

Mingjie “MJ” Zhai, a former educator, a social entrepreneur, and a suicide attempt survivor, discovered how to transform her heartbreak into creative expression by interviewing people about theirs. While learning how to build a public benefit business lean, MJ made it her life’s mission to encourage, inspire and empower others to turn pain into a creative force for social good.

More About –> MJ’s Journal

More About –> MJ’s Pain to Passion Manifesto

On February 2016, The Love Story Project became an official 501(c)3 California non-profit corporation. We are now fusing digital and print together with the help of our partners, Live Portrait, to create a new way of journaling designed to inspire the broken hearted. To date, we have interviewed over 40 artists and we have over 200 contributors involved, including associate producers, interviewers, filmmakers, editors, photographers, illustrators, and advisors propelling this movement forward. For more information about joining, go to→ The Love Story Creatives