In this episode, Rick talks shop about prison politics, policies, and justice. He explores an ostracized childhood full of art and culture, and what it means to him to have raised himself out of childhood while inside, He shows us the anxiety of reentry and strategies that can help in becoming: your own therapist, your […]
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In this episode, Scary discusses the small, strange privileges of returning home, from attending a funeral to being able to lock a door. He builds an argument for his zen mentality, pointing out that there is little in the world outside that is as upsetting as life inside prison. Finally, he grapples with some of […]
In this episode, AyLaina describes the miracle of her family, past and present, and gives advice on how to hold down and advance in a job. She journeys through the multiple roles she has held as a woman, mother, daredevil, poet, wife, and formerly incarcerated person. Each has come with particular stigmas, and their intersection […]
In this episode, Kevin’s ambition and positive outlook shines. He talks about his lowest points, experiencing homelessness and working four jobs in a strange city. These experiences strongly informed Kevin’s entrepreneurial spirit. He walks us through his upbringing, from his fraught relationship with his parents to his struggles with ADD. Cycling in and out of […]
In this episode, Hazelette tells stories of her daughter’s adoption and the life she’s been able to lead since coming home over 30 years ago. Every decision was guided by her God, and it has led her to great joy; Hazelette talks about her passion for spiritual music and her identity as a singer, and […]
“In this episode, Alan shares his love for art with his Anishinaabe community. He describes his various encounters with the police since coming home, and talks about the joys of tinkering with his new house. A master of all trades, Alan weaves his time inside, the native community, children, his dog and the police together […]
In this episode, Romando discusses what it means to be somebody, inside and outside the walls. He advises those coming home and their families to communicate clearly about their needs. He tells us the story of his arrest as a veteran suffering from PTSD, and his decision to cut off his addictions while incarcerated. Maltreatment […]
In this episode, Toni talks to women and survivors everywhere. She shares what she has learned about trauma and informed practices of healing and dealing with triggers. She advises fellow survivors on how to focus on themselves and speaks directly to her daughter, discussing who she wants to be as a mother and the hope […]
In this episode, Asia reflects on the ways in which life outside can sometimes feel like incarceration all over again. Despite her struggle to find housing, she relishes in the freedom of being untethered—to place or person—and speaks of the hope she feels in the air when she writes for social change.