I Remember

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Memory can be an intense rush of emotional turmoil. When a family member is incarcerated, memories can be uncomfortable company.

A Christmas Gift to My Inner Child: Learning to Love After Abuse

A Christmas Gift to My Inner Child

Anthony Goulet is a survivor of abuse and shares his message of hope and encouragement with other survivors.

He Deserves To Live

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However, the health care industry in the USA might make a different decision.

Take a Moment to Listen

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Listen to the words, don’t read them with your eyes. Read them with your voice. Read these words and feel.

My Prison

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Thought and silence can push us to the emotional wall.

I was Homeless at the Age of Eight

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Anthony Rios builds from loss and strength to overcome his early start on the streets.

I’m Still Being Punished for His Crime

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Would you like to repeat the details your trauma again, and again, and again?

Remember This

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Stark reality hits when the violence is gone, but so is he.

His Blood Runs Through Me

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The blood of POPS the Club runs with emotional healing that can emerge unexpectedly.

The Blue Rag Ain’t For Me

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What a young man in the USA faces everyday caught between the blue rag and the blue line.

Listening and the Difference Caring Makes

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Where we come from sets our life path in motion for better or worse, but open ears that care can alter the destination.

“They Stereotype the Students”

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Stereotypes hit teens hard, especially in moments struggling to follow their heart.

There Aren’t Fathers Where I Am From

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Michaela Richards shows us how she finds support without fathers or friends where she comes from.

If You Wrote Someone Who is Incarcerated

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Understand Family and Friends (S.T.U.F.F.) helps students open up the difficult emotions when those they are close to are incarcerated.

Seeing Who I Am

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The Pain of the Prison System (POPS) helps creative kids find their voice and see who they are.

Teaching Kids to Open the Tap on Creativity

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Diving deep into the place we come from inspires the scenes for future creativity.