Artist — Norval Bowman
“Norval Bowman is an illustrator from Kansas City, Missouri known for his work in specifically drawing and painting black women. From a young age, Bowman knew he wanted to be an artist. He decided to pursue an art degree in order to turn his passion into an everyday aspect of his life; a career. Bowman decided to have his choice of subject be solely black women because he wanted to bring out the beauty of black women. For generations, black women have been seen as strong, aggressive, powerful, or even loud. Bowman uses his work to…
“I have been asked to repost my story. Feel free to share. If my experience helps even one person heal or even become involved in Child Advocacy, it was worth telling. Your story might do the same.”
By Josh Wilson
*E2E Disclaimer — This blog contains sensitive issues around the subject of rape and child abuse. Please be aware before reading this content. This is an account of the writers life and his story.
Originally published August 29th 4:03 AM ~ By Joshua Wilson
This post is one of the hardest things I have ever done in my…
“My goal is to spread light and positivity. I have a passion for people to understand their worth and potential. I believe in sharing your feelings and self expression. Freedom is a fundamental right and no one on this earth should feel as though they are not able to voice their feelings. I’m an advocate for anyone who feels they cannot be their true self. E2E will always provide you with a safe space to express”.
How many of you always strive to do the right thing to fit into society’s ideals and expectations? I did.
I suppose hopeless romantic is always the go-to phrase as to how I’d like to describe myself. There are so many more complexities than that, of course. It’s hard for me to accept at times that I’m the villain in some stories. I’ve always strived to be everyone’s friend. It’s only in recent years that I’ve come to realize how impossible that is, despite being told at so many stops along the way that it is indeed impossible.
There are some people who will just not like you, and that decision is entirely up to them. The only…
By Amy Temple
Some big, some small, they are made by everyone of us.
Whether we want to make a slight change or a profound one, there is always this desire to improve our lives.
The most important thing is, do we have the courage to do what it takes to make our wishes come true?
Do we have the confidence?
Yes, we do. We have the ability to accomplish our goals but taking the first leap is the hardest and scariest one of all. Sometimes we need a helping hand to get us started.
My friend, don’t be discouraged…
By Amy Temple E2E Blogger
“I am an American inspirational and motivation writer/blogger and the author of the 2017 memoir “I Am Not Stupid” which is about living with learning disabilities and is available on Amazon. I regularly contribute to several websites, which can be found at my Linkedin profile: www.linkedin.com/in/amy-temple-34254a167. What inspires me are people who are not afraid to stand out in the crowd and follow their own path’.
Please don’t be sad
God’s calling me home
To a bright, beautiful place
Where the sun always shines
And love is free to roam
You know I don’t want…
By Stephen Pennell
A few years ago, before he became Birmingham’s best battle rapper, a young MC called Tydal emailed me and asked if I would give his ‘send’ a listen. “Yeah… erm, send it to me” I said, and being old and out of touch, quickly looked up the word in the urban dictionary: “Send: In the Birmingham grime world, ‘sending’ for someone is when you create a diss track against someone. After receiving this they should reply with one back.” By the time I’d read that, Tydal’s email had landed, and I pressed play on a string of…
By Jayla Tuck
I came across a video explaining the influence of fear on our daily lives. This had me thinking, how often do we allow fear to dictate our decisions? You see, everyday hundreds of people walk away from opportunities that could have changed their lives because they didn’t think they were good enough, or it was too good to be true. Trust me, I’ve done that plenty of times. And although I have no regrets about how my life turned out, there’s still that occasional ‘what if?’ moment.
An important thing I’ve learned throughout my first few years…
By Jayla Tuck E2E Blogger
Society expects us to have a plan already established. Whether it’s going to college or joining the military, the purpose is to have it all figured out. Well the truth is most of us don’t have it all figured out and that sucks. But let’s take a reality check for a moment. People spend most of their lives striving to live life the right way, instead of learning how to create a life right for them. I used to believe that not going to college resulted in me being a failure. Don’t get me wrong…
By Stephen Pennell
“It’s a hymn to my hometown, an ironic drawl on feeling insignificant, a homage to a long-lost friend and a hymn to a former lover” — Sam Lambeth.
Sam Lambeth has been there, done that, and sold the t-shirts during a decade-long meander through the music business, He’s had more bands than the line-up at Live Aid but he’s wasted no time since striking out on his own with first solo single, When Love Ain’t Enough. That has been streamed 50,000 times on Spotify and garnered the best reviews of his career, and soon after its…