Raspy Rawls & Protestors in Ferguson

Ferguson: What Mainstream Media Isn’t Telling You

By Trina Otero My friend Raspy Rawls is a music artist and activist who joined the people in Ferguson in August soon after hearing about Michael Brown's murder. He has been there helping, organizing, and spreading the word from Ground Zero. He shared a detailed account with Houston TREND, which was published Nov. 26, 2014. What … Continue reading Ferguson: What Mainstream Media Isn’t Telling You

roadtrip to Philadelphia

Purpose [and Love] Lead Me to Philly

By Trina Otero [Originally written August 30, 2014] Surrendering was the best thing I've ever done. I'm sure some of you have found, or have been led back to, your (spiritual) path & purpose after experiencing some kind of drastic event or series of events. And that's how it was for me. From 2009-2011 I … Continue reading Purpose [and Love] Lead Me to Philly

Lateral Love

Lateral Love – A Peaceful Revolution to Protect Australian Indigenous Communities & Culture & Promote Global Lateral Love

By Trina Otero In the month of March I read about this man, William Brian Butler, from Australia and I was compelled to contact him & inquire about Ambassadorship with his organization Lateral Love Australia. Most people think of the past and far past when historical stories are conjured up, never realizing that very painful events … Continue reading Lateral Love – A Peaceful Revolution to Protect Australian Indigenous Communities & Culture & Promote Global Lateral Love

Everyone Must Achieve Perfect Recognition of Self in His Own Way

By Trina Otero Everyone must achieve perfect recognition of self in his own way. What good would it do you for me to tell you my way? You could not follow my way. Events themselves are not important, only the experiences and the lessons that you get from them. Just take it easy. On your … Continue reading Everyone Must Achieve Perfect Recognition of Self in His Own Way

Falling out of love

How People Fall Out of Love

By Trina Otero Falling in love, true love, is when two people see one another's soul, the soul which is void of the human flaws that have been acquired while on earth. The soul is pure. Lovers become distant because of pain.. Hurt feelings. Lovers become distant because someone's expectations aren't met, the beautiful shining … Continue reading How People Fall Out of Love

Akosmopolite

The Artist Knows

By Trina Otero From Lillian Smith’s, The Journey: Art, as is true of all man’s profound experiences, is not for art’s sake, nor for religion’s sake, nor for the sake of beauty nor for any ’cause.’ Art is for man’s sake. The artist creates what he creates for himself as a living part of mankind…because of a … Continue reading The Artist Knows

Trina Otero, Akosmopolite

How Do You Think a Revolution Begins?

By Trina Otero I was younger than 10 years of age when I discovered Ernest Hemingway. His literature and expatriate life whisked me away to a vision.. A vision I would always keep in my mind and heart. I yearned for a group of Lost Generation'ers - I knew I would need to connect with … Continue reading How Do You Think a Revolution Begins?

Maya Angelou: Matriarch of Writers

  By Trina Otero Dr. Maya Angelou, 1928-2014, paved the way for poets, women, and the disenfranchised, bringing a powerful voice and tenacity that demanded attention to the power of written and spoken word. She changed the perception of women, African-Americans, and countless others with words and a voice that could not be ignored. Her … Continue reading Maya Angelou: Matriarch of Writers

Word as Bond, Inc. Indianapolis

Help Our Teen Poets Get to Brave New Voices, an Internt’l Poetry Festival & Slam This Summer

By Trina Otero Hey blogger and writer friends! This is a post directly for you guys, because I know you guys care about writing the most! Because hey! Most of us are doing this in our spare time [or even when we're busy] because that is just how much we love to write. ❤ We … Continue reading Help Our Teen Poets Get to Brave New Voices, an Internt’l Poetry Festival & Slam This Summer