LUV is our mission and brand. We treat Every Visitor as a Friend. There's much to see here. So, take Your time, look around, and get to know Us. We hope You enjoy Your visit finding products and services that elevate and help You and/or Your Tribe. Feel free to take a moment to drop us a line, if We can help!
Hi! Thank you for visiting! I'm Arlene, an activist, artist, attorney, author, educator, humanitarian, podcast host and the Creative Director of ArlieSpeaks Media, LLC.
I help people elevate LUV = love + unity + vision to transform environmental, racial and social justice issues to solutions through art, advocacy, education and communication. I help children and adults build self-esteem, compassion, confidence, empathy and communication skills.
I love quotes! Rumi is one of my favorites! I strongly believe his quote, "Your task is not to seek for LOVE, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
My life and work is about removing barriers to LUV. I am thankful for my community and collaborators who help me achieve my goal of helping others.
LUV Storybooks™ publishes audiovisual and ebooks for children, traditional photo books, ebooks, and photobook meditations for adults which allow the reader to feel special, see themselves, receive courage and inspiration and know they matter. Our books promote love compassion, empathy and inclusion skills.
Ballerina in a Box and The Truth About Humpty Dumpty, written for children, touch the hearts of Children of All Ages. Ballerina in a Box is available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. The Truth About Humpty Dumpty is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Each book offers an English language audiovisual book with animation, narration and music to engage readers as the pages turn. Due to requests, these children's books will be in eco-friendly print later in 2020.
Beyond children's books, we offer photo meditation books, In Bloom... and My Dearest Life..., and our photo essay coffee table book, HorsePLAY. Our books will be released July
ART is one of our approaches to ELEVATE POSITIVITY. Art is storytelling expression, communication and healing. Art is inclusive and supports a feeling of home and belonging. Arlene J.M. Grant, Esq. creates fine and abstract Art. Arlene is also an award-winning, exhibited, published fine art photographer. She is a full-time artist. In addition, Arlene creates ART to Dress the Walls to give home and business a feeling of calm and a beautiful aesthetic. Dress the Walls extends to home decor. Arlene's ART also includes abstract, photographic and inspirational wearable art. A percentage of Proceeds of Every Sale, goes to Charity!
GOD & Matter™, our podcast, isn't about religion. It's about purpose. It's about motivation. It's about current events. It's about love. It's about the power of human connection. It's about what inspires us to Be. We laugh. We cry. Arlene and our guests share #realtalk and delicious conversation. Our Guests are Diverse representing cultures around the World to discuss art, business, environment, faith, love, music, prose, science, spirituality and wellness. We invite u to step into the shoes of others. Feel free to visit our GOD & Matter™ website for more information.
We offer safe, judgment-free, healing Art, Dance and Music spaces sparking and satisfying appetites for conversation. Our healing spaces, training and workshops reflect our commitment to a culture that ensures people feel heard, included, seen, respected and valued.
Participants develop solutions to issues and concerns, release pain, reduce stress, process emotions, experience clarity, discover the power of self-expression, embrace peace, and build their listening, empathy and compassion skills.
Our ARTVocacy experiences include the benefit of Arlene's expertise of more than 20 years in conflict resolution - facilitating, mediating, and training small and large groups internationally.
Arlene provided an "ARTVocacy" experience to the Citizens Climate Lobby Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Arlene chaired the Arts Committee to deliver ARTVocacy for climate reality and resilience to more than 300 individuals and groups creating optional submission to legislatures and Congress for change, healing and luv.
We help You develop and deliver spaces, training and workshops to use art and storytelling to create conversation, resolve conflict, promote inclusion, and establish opportunities for brainstorming and solutions.
We support Your desire to act with emotional wellness to develop a more empathetic and united World - at large and at home. And, more importantly, we help You create opportunities to get to where You want to be.
ARTVocacy is available virtually and live settings when feasible.
No Yawning in Public™ is our platform and call to action promoting environmental, racial and social justice. Arlene, an activist and humanitarian, volunteers to help those in need - this includes our Planet. This commitment involves planting trees in New Zealand; serving the Citizens Climate Lobby; calling and assisting the elderly and those in need through the Baltimore Neighbors Network, providing free legal services to the Immigration Justice Project for detainees seeking parole; tutoring children to read through Reading Partners Baltimore; and, most recently, the Grassroots Law Project. Beyond trees and people, Arlene focuses upon advocacy to protect wild horses.
Arlene's previous work included helping the homeless; teaching women to dress for success, secure jobs and create businesses to transition from welfare to work; tutoring children in public speaking, reading and math; representing children in need free legal services; mediating community disputes; and creating food drives. From the current and previous experiences, Arlene is aware of many opportunities for people to connect to ELEVATE themselves and others.
We give back beyond time and talent. A percentage of Proceeds of Every Sale, goes to Charity!
One of our recent volunteer efforts involved securing the freedom of a man seeking political asylum and held by ICE for five months! He presented no flight risk, had no criminal record yet was held for five months.
The ArlieSpeaks, our blog, offers inspiration and views on topics to promote health, self-care and wellness as well as current events.
Blogging is a way to express our philosphy and ideas through Art, Education, Music and Prose.
The ArlieSpeaks rebrand adds video stories of inspiration. These stories offer video, but may be enjoyed listening to only the audio.
In an evolution of LUV, Arlene partnered with Musician Tim Ellis to create an anti-bulllying song of healing, Choose Love. The word "evolution" applies because it was out of LUV for Choose Love came into existence. Arlene wrote poetry, casually, beyond her children, inspirational and legal writing before lyrics and ideas for melodies. Choose Love is a reggae-dubstep song for more than children and for the current World - only "LUV can put the pieces back together."
Music brings people together. And, music crosses barriers to build community and inclusion. Beyond the rhythms, music also helps to create calm, balance, peace and healing. Our music is about making everyone feel embraced and able to leave negativity, fear, and unhappiness behind.
New releases, coming soon, include meditations and inspiration. Choose Love is available on all streaming platforms.
No STRESS. No OBLIGATION. No COST.
We strive to be a great business making a positive impact through Art and Storytelling. Through Our LUV - love + unity + vision - Community we offer free perks: membership to our private Facebook group embracing self-love and wellness, monthly newsletter, preferred member pricing on select products, and a free digital photograph for non-commercial use. Stay in the know and elevate Your LUV Vibration helping each other through the power of human connection.