Brittni DeWeese

Charcoal Drawings by Brittni DeWeese

By Trina Otero I think creatives are some of the bravest people on Earth -- creatives put time and effort into creating a physical manifestation of what they feel within them. If they have the courage, they display these intimate pieces publicly regardless of their fears, because deep down they know the outer world needs … Continue reading Charcoal Drawings by Brittni DeWeese

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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

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How You Can Support Young Writers!

By Trina Otero Hi all! If you prefer to watch and listen to me rather than read, click on my video below! 🙂 I am taking some time to share a project I am involved in. My very good friend Ashley Mack-Jackson and her friend Rashida Greene have invited me to join the board of directors … Continue reading How You Can Support Young Writers!

Are You For Us?

Are You For Us?

This is a legit question. It's also the slogan for Forus Athletics, a socially-conscious athletic wear brand that launched August 4 in downtown Indianapolis. Forus' founders [former and current athletes] wanted to solve a problem with shoes that many other athletes experience - worn down and/or non-supportive insoles - but they also wanted to create something that would benefit people outside the athletic & shoe fields. They wanted to create a brand with an even greater purpose - a movement. So they invented an insole that provides support with amazing comfort [I kid you not], and they have forever pledged 10% of profits to organizations worldwide that service children. They have also promised to award scholarships to US college students who wish to work in career fields that involve and/or aid youth. Forus is not just a business, it's a cause that has brought together friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers who wish to contribute their individual talents and expertise to help Forus succeed. It has given everyone a feeling of purpose and community. Forus Athletics has been running a campaign on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo.com, and there are only 4 days left. BUT I am so excited to say that Forus is more than halfway to its goal! With a collective effort and one last push I believe Forus can meet its goal of $40,000. [Campaign here: bit.ly/QkgDOr] That is why I ask - "Are You FOR US?"