Love Now Media’s newest initiative Lessons on Love has tapped a community of lovers, healers, artists, and activists to offer a series of lesson plans replacing our 11-Days of Love Stories celebration which was scheduled for June 2020. Acknowledging COVID-19’s impact on our world, the lessons can be done at home, virtually, or in person. We hope the tools are used to engage with friends, family, and community members to create shared experiences that generate new love stories. The lesson plans in the series are not academic. They are based on the expertise and practical experiences of the contributors who range from those who hold PhD’s to those without any academic degrees. Together, these contributors have created the foundation for a communal discourse on acts of love, with a focus on social justice and wellness.
Our goal is to distribute the lessons to universities, faith centers, family support centers, and other community groups to engage those looking for tools to bring people closer together and closer to themselves. Following the launch of the series of lessons, Love Now Media will open a call for stories for submissions to Volume 7 of the Little Love Stories publication (July) and the upcoming web series, Love & Culture (September).
Contributors and Lessons: Fathering with Love – Joel Austin, Love Poetry – Blew Kind, Consent with Love – SynClaire Arthur & Mari Morales-Williams, Love As A Verb – Jade Flower Foster, Starting A Garden with Love – Deborah Rudman & Jim Brossy, Self-Love Massage – Shesheena Bray, Journaling with Love – Nikki Powerhouse, Blessing Your Mess with Love – Kara Coleman, Interfaith Relationships with Love – Nicole Blackson, Stand Up Comedy 101 with Love – Dave Terruso, Loving Your LGBT Child – Nicole Blackson, Create Your Own Circus with Love – Raphael Xavier, Love Storytelling Videos – Jos Duncan