Dance To Be Gay

When I arrived at La Vista Correctional Facility in June of 2018 I was hearing all sorts of reports on the status of our program down there. One woman called DTBF, “Dance To Be Gay” due to the fact that some women came to our DVD classes to simply see...

I’d Rather Be in Prison

Without romanticizing or denying how hard incarcerated living is – I am repeatedly in awe of how most women I meet in prison are wildly more interesting than “free world” people. I’d rather be in prison listening to a woman share her story of...
One Last Talk at AVCF

One Last Talk at AVCF

Yesterday, I went to my first men’s prison at Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility (AVCF) to see the culmination of their entrepreneurial training program with Defy. Six men serving sentences for murder and sexual offense, shared their stories as part of an...
This is a hard planet…

This is a hard planet…

We just returned from our second training in Pearl, MS where we danced with 30 women. Women whose stories are beyond my sheltered life. Women who robbed because they were hungry and abandoned. Women who were molested and raped. Women who made terrible decisions due to...