With all of my heart, I know that no matter what we have done, where we have come from or what has happened to us, each of us are strong, courageous and worthy individuals.
There was a time I wouldn’t have believed that but I make that declaration with absolute certainty today. It wasn’t long ago that I was sitting inside prison, wondering what is to come with the rest of my life and unsure of my value. Evidence from my past proved that I was prone to doing more harm than good. For those that knew me on the yard know I’m not lying when I tell you, “You can be and do anything you want in this life! Don’t ever allow anyone or anything to make you feel different.” That was the advice I gave to other women because deep down I knew they had an opportunity that perhaps I did not.