HeroPress.com, where inspirational essays are published each week from people across the world is one year old. In a post celebrating the milestone, Topher DeRosia highlights some of the site’s accomplishments throughout 2015.
Authors from eighteen countries have published essays including, Lebanon, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, and more. There are twice as many men as women with published essays, something DeRosia says he is working on, “That tilts SLIGHTLY better in the coming weeks, but not enough, so I’m looking for the voices and wisdom of more women,” he said.
DeRosia thanked his family for their support and Dave Rosen, Founder of web development firm X-Team, for facilitating the idea and allowing him to manage the site despite failing to reach his crowdfunding goal in early 2015.
To learn about the site’s origin and its future, I invite you to listen to our one hour interview with DeRosia. In it, he describes what inspired him to create the site and shares a personal story of someone who couldn’t submit an essay because they’re spending all of their time trying to stay alive.