A mother’s letter on a purse

A mother’s letter on a purse

 Louise Grant Blog:  Vanity came to me in jail today holding a black purse with many pieces of handwritten letters woven on the outside of the handbag.  “I had started creating this purse,” she said with emotion, “and then I learned my mom had died.  I...
The Face of Artisan Pride

The Face of Artisan Pride

Louise Grant Blog – I’ve been gifted with joy, seeing creative artists being born, as the jailed DreamWeave women gain deep-moving pride for what they’re creating with the talents of their hearts and hands.  Operating DreamWeave, I’ve watched 80...
Almost Home

Almost Home

Blog Post – Louise Grant – I was a witness today of freedom.  DreamWeaver Melena walked into the jail housing unit with the officer, looked with shocked relief at DreamWeave trainer Amanda, at the group of women in red scrub jail uniforms and at me, and...
About a Purse and Addiction…

About a Purse and Addiction…

Blog Post: Louise Grant —  A message I received this week brought clarity about our DreamWeave journey:  “Hi Louise, Just wanted you to know that I sold a handbag by Khankeo this afternoon. The woman who purchased it had just lost her daughter to addiction. She...
Miles to Go…

Miles to Go…

Blog – by Louise Grant –   “…but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep…” When I recently met Bridget in jail as the newest DreamWeaver, she looked a bit wary of me, unsure.  She’s young, likely in her 20s,...
Deepening the Appreciation

Deepening the Appreciation

Blog Post- Louise Grant –  I find that you sometimes deepen your appreciation of something when you experience its absence.  This deepening happened for me this week.  For the last month, DreamWeave operations in the Nashville jail were on standby as the...