We believe everyone has a story and everyone has a purpose. When you see someone else bearing their truths, you see that you are not alone. Through the #PYHO movement, our mission is to ignite a ripple effect of authenticity and empathy for all people everywhere.

My parents were foster parents for years when they decided to have a family of their own. They knew that because so many children needed homes, that adoption was the right choice for them. I am one of five adopted sisters in my family. My sister Leanna was adopted first ...
My name is Jeff and my sobriety date is October 24, 2017. Being in recovery is having a masters degree in life. In order for me to live the life I live today I had to go through those trials, I had to go through all that turmoil and that ...
(Trigger Warning: Eating Disorder) My eating disorder began back when I was in high school. I purchased a prom dress in the fall of my senior year, way ahead of time. In the second half of the school year I got a boyfriend. So, naturally, I put on some weight ...


Heart Water provides a judgment-free platform where sharing stories of suffering creates dialogue and touches hearts. This focus on authenticity creates connections that have and actual, not virtual, value.


Emboldened by the stories of others, users can feel that Heart Water is a safe haven for sharing personal stories -- a true springboard for corners turned, crisis averted and a reset to the cynicism and skepticism we all face. By mitigating the fear and shame of sharing our true selves, we'll create a groundswell of turnarounds.


Heart Water is bringing back humility. The raw, inspirational platform gives one pause and perspective; a pivot needed to go from darkness to light. Heart Water has a limitless well of humility and facilitates the vulnerability - and hope - of everyone who is recovering or has recovered from something.



Elias Hinojosa

Elias A. Hinojosa is a 22-year-old filmmaker/storyteller from Austin, Texas. He enjoys telling bold stories that take unconventional and surprising directions. As host of the Pour Your Heart Out Podcast, Elias utilizes his craft to help others tell their stories. By interviewing guests and learning about their individual journeys, his worldview expands and he hopes the listeners’ worldview will expand too. His purpose is to tell compelling stories that help weave together the fabric of humanity, uniting people, experiences and communities along the way. Together, let’s erode the stigma around struggle, take pride in our paths, and learn from life’s challenges. Everybody has a story, everybody has a purpose.