Red Tape

This picture says it allll. DTBF is about magic, freedom, redemption and beauty. And. At the same time there is a massive amount of red tape. So much so — at times, I’m baffled I keep going. Yesterday, during this pandemic we were planning on teaching a live streamed...

Tae Bo

On a bitter cold night, we walked into what looked like the entrance to the transitional/halfway house for men in Colorado Springs. Two men were smoking outside as Lilly, Chloe and I quickly walked by them. I immediately noticed an odor that I expected in prison but,...

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...