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Jessica Smith tells her life story, one that has been filled with hardship and resilience, and shares words of wisdom.
Diana tells her life story, speaking of family, addiction and recovery, incarceration and reentry, challenges and resilience, and shares words of wisdom gained through hard-fought experience.
Katie L. tells her life story, one of many challenges overcome with courage and resilience, and shares words of wisdom.
Monica Whatley (32) interviews her friend, Bandele [no name given] (73), about his incarceration in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bandele reflects on what he learned during the 33 years during which he was detained, his relationship...
One Small Step partners Melva Curry (75) and La-Verna Fountain (64) discuss their personal values, identities, religious beliefs, motherhood, and potential solutions to social ills.
Kim Lyons (53) and, friend, Sayeeda Carter (48) share their perspectives on the system of incarceration. They discuss the creating writing project Kim recently completed with women in the St Croix prison system and some alternative solutions that could revolutionize...
Christopher Bennett shares his life story and words of wisdom for people in reentry from incarceration and addiction recovery.
Judy Sarkozy [no age given] interviews friend and coworker David Walker [no age given] about his experience serving 33 years in prison, his work with her at Sarkozy Bakery, and his outlook on life.
Isabella Mukankusi (46) talks to her new friend Zazil Davis-Vazquez (27) about her experiences growing up in Uganda, being a mother, and as a lawyer who is studying in Columbia's Human Rights Advocates Program.
Anna Paloma Williams (32) asks her mother, Luz Kenyon (58), about what life was like for her as she immigrated to the United States from Mexico and raised her children in a new country. They also discuss the female role...
Cindy K. is a woman of great strength and resilience, a woman whose heart and experience are a great asset to people around her. She shares her life story.
Cousins Billy Taing (44) and Jill Hanhong (36) discuss Billy's upbringing, the changes that led him to gang life and the crime that changed his life.
Emily Culp, 30, interviews her father Steve Culp, 62 and invites him to tell her some of the many stories from his boyhood, that he shared with her while she was growing up.
Carmella Spinelli Miller (51) interviews her friend Shantina Evans (49) about how she escaped a cycle of crime to start her own beauty business, the school she has created to mentor young girls, and the life lessons that she has...
Friends Selina X [no age given] and Teronia C (60) talks about how they each ended up in prison, what their sentencing was like, and what the re-entry journey looked like for each of them.
Kemali Green, CHS staff person, interviews Lamique Haynie (21) about growing up in Bed Stuy, his community and family, and his experiences with the criminal justice system. Lamique also shares talks about his plans for the future and being a...
Bryan Darst, a highly respected man in Athens County, Ohio, tells his life story and shares words of wisdom.
Achebe Turner (72) and friend Omar Abd-el Aziz (77) share their lived experiences and how they overlap with their conversion to Islam.
Perry McKinney shares his life story and words of wisdom for young people, as well ideas to foster needed systemic reforms.
One Small Step partners Sheila Field (60) and Shelley Douglass (77) talk about their political experiences and opinions.
A young man's journey from incarceration to education.
Dorothy Garza (63) interviews her friend Sidney Davis (75) about how he beat cancer, what it was like being incarcerated for over 30 years, and the ways in which God influences his daily life.
Oscar who served 25 years shares some of his experiences and how storytelling, connection, and relationships impacted him. In addition, he discusses "vulnerability as an antidote for pain and shame."
After finding herself incarcerated, she found her voice and now shares it with the world. She found her "family" in song, and community.