My whole life took a turn when my family started falling apart.  Everyone couldn’t get along.  I was so used to my family being together and getting along.  Guess I was wrong.  I thought no one and nobody loved me.  Every person was for themselves.  They did what they wanted and went their separate ways.  So I started hanging with the wrong people.  I stopped going to school, church and work.  I also started stealing.  So this last day, I woke up and told myself this is the last time I’m coming to jail.  I am somebody.  I can do whatever I put my mind to.  And I’ll never give up, whether someone motivates me or not, I can do it.

“My struggles – I can make it.”

Andrea

An incarcerated young woman motivated to change

 

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