LeRon L. Barton is a writer and speaker from Kansas City who lives in San Francisco. He has authored two books, 'Straight Dope: A 360 Degree Look Into American Drug Culture' and 'All We Really Need Is Love: Stories of Dating, Relationships, Heartbreak, and Marriage.' LeRon has also published essays and articles about race, mass incarceration, politics, and dating. He has appeared in Al Jazeera, TEDx, Salon, Your Tango, Black Enterprise, The Good Men Project, Speakers Who Dare, and Raconteur. LeRon believes that as a writer, one of his responsibilities is to create, be honest, and encourage others to do so. He is a story advocate who believes everyone's story counts and we should all share them.