Malaika’s Freedom

Malaika’s Freedom

Malaika is a DTBF graduate from our Teacher-Training in West Memphis, AR. She was a delightful student who kept in touch once she got out and shared her story with us here: Where do I start? Free. That’s a powerful word right there. How amazing it is to be free....
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

During one of my first teacher trainings I learned that one of our students killed a baby she had nannied and would not be getting out of prison until 2048. When I started dancing in Denver two years ago, I told myself that all of the women I was meeting and dancing...
Life After Prison – Eating Crow

Life After Prison – Eating Crow

Another beautiful piece by Cassy Bustos from our, “Life after prison” blog series: “While helping a fellow resident to deescalate from a typical & unfair halfway house/DOC scenario, it occurred to me that some of the strongest advice I can give...
Summer 2016 Updates with Dance 2B Free!

Summer 2016 Updates with Dance 2B Free!

Dance 2B Free Updates! By Gayle Nosal 1. The experience in Nebraska at the NCCW was over-the-moon marvelous. The warden: welcoming. sweet. supportive. hugging. had lunch with us! The rec center head, Shar Most: even more of all of the above about the warden. Shar...
Heavvvvy Sundays in Denver!

Heavvvvy Sundays in Denver!

On Sunday, June 19th at the Denver women’s correctional facility (DWCF), we walked into the gym and into a wall of tension from one of the inmates Michelle; Michelle has danced with us from day one and just completed the teacher-training. Her face was stone cold...
La Vista’s First Teacher-Training

La Vista’s First Teacher-Training

Our two weekends in Pueblo’s medium-security women’s prison were beyond our expectations. We had only experienced 3 in-person classes since D2BF began one year ago. Our relationships with the inmates were nothing like the ones we had established with the...

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