tremayneThis week’s ‘Passion Living Out Loud: In Living Color’ interview is with Tremayne “Mayne Man” Moore. Talk about an insightful and passionate man. He’s an example of a person whose passion isn’t necessarily a thing, but a concept, a conviction on his life. I met him a few months ago at a book festival and I knew he had a lot to share with the world. Check out his interview and find out how he’s living his life passionately out loud!

Passionista: What is your passion?

Tremayne: If I had to sum it up, my passion is to educate people about the effects of child sexual abuse and teenage; encourage those who have struggled with abuse and suicide to seek mental & spiritual help; and to equip churches and academic institutions with tools necessary to bring awareness, revelation and restoration to those who suffered abuse.

Passionista: What are some of your past or current projects that display your passion?

Tremayne: My prior projects are through my literary books, “Deaf, Dumb, Blind & Stupid” which sheds light on child sexual abuse and teenage suicide to bring awareness to the church and secular world and “Pieces of Me” which addresses domestic violence in the faith community. My current project will address bullying and to encourage today’s youth that they have the power to change the world and make it better.

Passionista: I look forward to hearing more about your current project. Bullying has become such a commonality for our society, especially our youth. So, have you always been in tune with your passion?

Tremayne: Yes. I have been in tune with my passion every moment of my life.

Passionista: That’s truly awesome. So many people spend entire lifetime before they understand or find their passion in life. Can you recall when you first realized your passion?

Tremayne: When I was in the 11th grade, I was required for my English class to do a research paper. I chose to do my paper on Homeless People in the U.S. My teacher tried to talk me out of doing it for the risk of failing her class and for it being such a serious topic. I persisted and earned an A+. The research taught me to love those who have struggled and that I have the power to make my life better and to help make someone else’s life better.

 Passionista: Do you ever think you’ll stop living your passion out loud?

Tremayne: Never!

 Passionista: If you could describe the way you feel about your passion in one word, what word would you choose?

Tremayne: Tenacity

Passionista: Who/What inspired you most to live out your passion?

Tremayne: Everyday living inspired me.

Passionista: How do you feel your passion inspires others?

 Tremayne: My passion inspires others by speaking to the issues at hand with an ear to the soul of man.

Passionista: What have been some of your greatest challenges, if any, in following your passion and how did you overcome them?

Tremayne: Some of my challenges have been hearing “No” to some things that I knew that I could obtain. I overcame by taking every “No” I heard and did what was unthinkable in the eyes of those who told me “I couldn’t do it” or telling me “they would not support me.”

Passionista: If you could give some advice to individuals that desire to live their passion(s) out loud, what would it be?

Tremayne: Always be you. Count the cost in living your passion out loud.

Passionista: Yes, that is so vital.

Tremayne: You will face rejection, betrayal, loss of friends (including those you’ve known for a long time), and possibly loss of your life.

 Passionista: Have you been able to expand your passion into other things?

Tremayne: Yes. Not only do I write, I also expand it through my music (yes, I rap and I sing). And on occasion, I speak to high school & college students.

Passionista: What do you hope to be doing with your passion in ten years?

Tremayne: Wow, I haven’t given this question that much thought. I try to live life a day at a time. I see myself speaking full-time making a difference in other people’s lives for the glory of God.

I definitely wish Tremayne nothing but the best of luck and continued success in living his passion out loud. To gain more insight into Tremayne’s passion, check out his blog, “Mayne Man” at http://www.mayneman.blogspot.com.