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A Message from the Heart of OTV Magazine

It should be no surprise that the theme for February is Love.  When I launched OTV my intent was to connect with authors and readers of all genres who, like myself, needed to remember they were not alone in the world. 1,522 more words

In Shareen's Words

It's Time for Me to Speak: I am an American Muslim

I never planned on giving a bio when I started this blog, never intended to share personal narratives, never intended to detail my education or merit. 2,956 more words

In Shareen's Words

Here's hoping for 2017

Happy New year everyone! Hope you all enjoyed the Christmas break. If you are not following me on snapchat (Snaps: obsessionsoffi), it might feel like I have been in hibernation for pretty much most of last year.  1,765 more words


The Power of Positivity

By Thomas Ives

There has been an increase in the sadness and gloom in the world recently. Some has to do with the election; some has to do with tragedy or even our personal daily struggles. 816 more words


What Now?

I’m not a liberal. I’m not a safe space, social crusader. I’m not a sore loser who can’t get over the fact that Hillary Clinton wasn’t elected president. 1,095 more words


Shareen Mansfield reblogged this on Open Thought Vortex and commented:

Compelling Read. Shareen

They say the kindest form of flattery is impersonation

I would like to call that bullshit. Somewhere around the spiderweb of my blog you’ll find the words “We live as if the world were what it should be, to show it what it can be”. 876 more words


Shareen Mansfield reblogged this on Open Thought Vortex and commented:

Don't plagiarize . Period.