Today we’d like to introduce you to Romal Tune.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am the son of a drug-addicted single-parent mother, who herself, inherited deeply ingrained obstacles to self-love. I found my way out of poverty via the military. I graduated from Howard University and Duke School of Divinity. My life changed significantly in many ways as a minister, a sought-after speaker, and social entrepreneur. Outwardly, I was successful, an overcomer.
My past, hidden childhood trauma would sometimes revolt, causing self-sabotage that threatened to destroy the life I was creating. I worked hard to keep the emotional brokenness caused by the challenges of his upbringing carefully hidden especially from the church. My mother and I successfully reconciled after she was finally free from addiction but later died of lung cancer. The unresolved trauma my childhood later resulted in a divorced. Feeling like a failure, questioning myself, my faith and will to live, I made a choice not to give up but to examine my life and seek counseling. Today, I am more than a Gulf War Desert storm Army Vet, Magna Cum Laud Honor Graduate from Howard University and Duke University School of Religion and published Author. I’m more important than all of that. I’m a man who finally found the courage to confront the ghost of my past, redeem what past pain tried to take from me, and finally start playing the lead in my own life rather than living as a character trapped in a play directed by the memories of past pain. More than anything I have learned to love to embrace the love of God, love myself and love others.
After years of therapy and overcoming life-limiting beliefs that were sabotaging my life, I wrote my second book “Love Is an Inside Job.” I’ve been dubbed by some as “Brother Brown” (a Black man’s Brene Brown). The book shares my process of applying therapy and faith to anger, shame, self-doubt and plaguing memories.
I learned that the pursuit of success was not the key to healing the inner turmoil, but it was in learning to accept the love of God and learning to love the wounded child within. My past pain was redeemed as self-worth, and he finally found inner peace. No longer carrying the weight of secrets, guilt, and shame, I have emerged emotionally free and more powerful than ever. “Love Is an Inside Job” seeks to empower others to stop living a past driven present by healing their stories and learning to love themselves truly.
Please tell us about your art.
I am an author, but I consider myself storyteller at heart. My gift is the ability to tell stories of challenging life experiences. I soften the blow by mixing in humor that allows me not to lose or dilute the message as I guide audiences on a journey of healing. Healing doesn’t always have to hurt, and that’s why I season it with humor. The title of my most recent book is “Love Is an Inside Job: Getting Vulnerable to God.” The focus of my life’s work is using the power of storytelling to bring about meaningful change. I teach individuals, non-profits, and companies how to tap into the uniqueness of their stories and experience exponential growth. Everything begins and ends with the stories you are accepting as true. These stories guide your thoughts and actions. I also teach organizations how to create a narrative that guides their work to accomplish goals and achieve their vision. The right story helps team members thrive in a healthy work culture.
As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
As an artist and in life, I define success by living a life that allows me to be the best version of me. The best that I can become in my lifetime. For me, that’s success, because if in this world of pretending and selfish pursuit of “stuff,” you can somehow be your authentic self without becoming what other people want, you have success. The qualities to successfully be your best is self-care, honesty, loyalty, authenticity, grace, and kindness. My therapist once told me that the greatest form of betrayal is self-betrayal. That’s when you betray who you are to be someone else. Your actions become those that do not align with your truth. When you are honest with yourself about your truth, authentically to the point that you do not apologize, you begin to offer yourself grace when you fall short. Make sure to be kind to yourself rather than embracing guilt or shame. When you do all of these things consistently, you will live a good life and be successful at being the real you. To be loving, generous and show empathy towards others are key characteristics of success.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can see my work by visiting my website RomalTune.com or on Youtube at Youtube.com/RomalTune. “Love Is an Inside Job” is available on all major bookselling platforms. People can support my work by sharing the book and videos with anyone who is in need overcoming life-limiting beliefs and healing from emotional trauma
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