The True Star Media team brought their inspiring message to ABC 7 Chicago on July 27, 2023, talking about their exciting youth-produced event, “From the Go Fest.” With founders DeAnna McLeary Sherman and Na-Tae Thompson leading the conversation, the interview highlighted the festival’s importance, its beginnings, and the positive impact it’s set to bring.
Empowering Through Media: True Star Media’s Origin
True Star Media, founded by DeAnna McLeary Sherman and Na-Tae Thompson, is all about giving young people a voice. They provide a platform for creative expression and storytelling through media arts and journalism, empowering the youth of Chicago and fostering diversity and authenticity.
Birthing a Vision: How “From the Go Fest” Started
“From the Go Fest” began as the idea of 2 students within True Star. This festival aimed to celebrate Chicago’s diverse arts and cultures, with a focus on unity. Sherman and Thompson, along with a team of young talents, turned this vision into reality, assembling musicians, artists, writers, and more to create an event that captures Chicago’s artistic soul.