Angelie drove to Mentuck Women’s Shelter in Pasadena. It was Christmas day and she was at peace. Though her family was not physically with her, she realized that Jesus had kept his promise. They were all in her heart.
“He started to move energy, and he started to pick up on things that I had never told him or anyone, and as he was feeling into my energy it started to get me to believe. As he started healing in my heart, he told me ‘You have a very heavy heart, so much sadness, You’ve been forgiving, but you still need to let go of forgiveness. You’re still holding onto it.’ And he asked me to call out the names of the people that I needed to forgive….” -Josephina Bashout
“I might as well provide this for something where people can see it rather than just keeping it to myself.”—Matt
“It was the love I have for the guys I served with that motivated me to create something that can bring them together.” —Donny
“Well, when I state that I was soaked in hate on a cesspool of my negative emotions, it’s because those are natural emotions that we all experience. The challenge is once you experience those emotions, how do we transcend ourselves from that to grow beyond that hate and anger and bitterness and inner turmoil?”
“You’re already sad. The reason you are drawn to the music is because that is validating how you feel… .”—Tim
“It was sort of prompted by the idea of bringing strangers together around a table.” —Michelle Fitzgerald
“Every person is dealing with that kind of disease in a different way. I think that creating art and using that art as a medicine on you, this is the best medicine ever right? You are the good case scenario here.”
“First of all, God is love and Love is good… I still do believe in love. I also do believe that in order to experience love, you have to be open. You can’t be closed off. You can’t be afraid. Love takes courage.” -Antonique Smith
After his brother, Lamont, had been murdered in cold blood, kweisi gharreau had to grapple with the intense hatred towards black on black violence, the two killers he had to face during trial and himself for failing to protect his little brother. He was on a path towards self-destruction with alcohol, drugs and sex until he discovered poetry and the spoken word to express his anger towards what happened.