The Love Story Mission

Power of 13


“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all that I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13, NIV, Apostle Paul’s Love Letter to the people of Corinth.






Transform f.e.a.r. into Love

About The Love Story

The Love Story Media, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3  grounded upon 1 Corinthians 13, that fuses journaling, journalism, and the personal journey, designed to inspire the broken hearted to transform pain into passion, self-destruction into creative expression, and our love loss into the love story. We exist to shift the perception of what pain is–not as something to be ashamed, dismissed, or avoided, but as an opportunity to grow emotionally, spiritually, and creatively.

Why We Exist

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults ages 25-34 and depression is the leading cause of suicide. Depression is a major symptom of heartbreak.

Global Outreach

According to the World Health Organization, Depression is the number one disability worldwide. That said, our non-profit serves an international audience. We offer DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Artist-Inspired Journaling online. We provide virtual courses on how to fuse journaling, journalism, with the personal journey. Our Producer’s Program is also international, as we train people how to pitch, produce, and publish stories that validate and inspire both the artist, the producer, and the audience. We co-work virtually online through #Slack, Trello, and Facebook groups. We welcome all nationalities, cultures, and creeds on the mission to inspire the broken hearted to transform pain into passion and our heartbreak into The Love Story.

The problem

Our Mission

We believe that social isolation comes from depression, and depression comes from suppressed expression.

Our mission is to shift the narrative in our scripts from:

  • “Nobody Understands Me”  into  “I Am Not Alone” 
  • “There’s something wrong with me” into “Pain is a catalyst for self-realization” 
  • “What’s the point of ____(pain, living, working, loving, etc.)?” into “The point is to discover who I truly am”

Through creative expression, we are able to create a love story through our adversities.

Our Purpose

The Love Story stands to arc the hero’s character through the principles and mastery of love as defined in 1 Corinthians 13, verse 4-7 (1 Corinthians 13 in the Holy Bible KJV).

Over 200 Creative Contributors to date…
The Love Story Project Timeline

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The Producer’s Playbook:

Connection, Catharsis, and Community

The Producer’s Playbook is designed for the Producer to discover and discern the duality of desire, design, and destiny inside the mystery of love revealed in 1 Corinthians 13, Verse 12:

For now, we see a reflection, as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part, then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

1 Corinthians 13:12, NIV

The Journal-Artist Producer:

Transform your life tragedies into your life’s The Love Story by first journaling in the narrative voices (1st= id, 2nd=ego, 3rd=superego) through Artist-Inspired Journaling.

The Documentary Producer:

aka: The Journal Producers

The Producer’s Collective comprises of documentary producers, creative directors, graphic designers, and illustrators working collectively to build the next Love Story Interactive Journal. The Producer’s inside The Producer’s Collective will be contributing their time, talent, and tithing for a collective stand for transpersonal transformation.

The Showcase Producer

As a Showcase Producer, you will be taken through the steps of producing your own showcase in your local community. We show you how to gather indie and featured artists, partner with social cause organization and local businesses, and inspire people to engage in intimate conversations through audience artist-inspired journaling during the showcase. Most importantly, you will break your own heart open by telling your story through this platform. You are the host, the mirror, and the container of the party.

About Us:

Founded in 2015, The Love Story Media, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 multimedia publisher and educational platform, inspiring the broken hearted to transform pain into creative expression.

Mingjie “MJ” Zhai, a former educator, a social entrepreneur, and a suicide attempt survivor, discovered how to transform her heartbreak into creative expression by interviewing people about theirs. While learning how to build a public benefit business lean, MJ made it her life’s mission to encourage, inspire and empower others to turn pain into a creative force for social good.

More About –> Mingjie

On February 2016, The Love Story Project became an official 501(c)3 California non-profit corporation. We are now fusing digital and print together with the help of our partners, Live Portrait, to create a new way of journaling designed to inspire the broken hearted. To date, we have interviewed over 40 artists and we have over 200 contributors involved, including associate producers, interviewers, filmmakers, editors, photographers, illustrators, and advisors propelling this movement forward. For more information about joining, go to→ The Love Story Creatives

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13


Curious about The Love Story’s Future Glory?

The Love Story Wireframes ⇒ Down The Rabbit Hole 

Lecture/Rant #1: God Meets Us at our Rock Bottom

Lecture/Rant #2: Reversing Curses through a Darkly Mirror