I am breaking the cycle of generational incarceration in my family and showing my kids that there is a better way, that we are all valuable, and that we deserve more than what we have had in our past.
Generational addiction and incarceration are heartbreaking realities for many, including me. I am 37 years old and the third member of my family to go to prison.
Breaking the Cycle: Deshaevyon Opens Up About How She Is Ending Generational Incarceration For Her Daughter
I was stuck in a cycle of incarceration that I never thought would end and although I wanted better, I had no idea how to accomplish it. Being stuck in this cycle, wishing I had a different life ultimately led me to this prison sentence I am serving. This time around, I made the decision that I need to make different choices and show the world what I am made of.
I have made the decision that generational incarceration stops with me. My kids do not have to live the life I did because I can show them a different way.
I am proving to my kids that if you fall in life, you can get back up. I am so happy and relieved today that I have turned my life in a new direction when there were so many times that I just wanted to give up on myself.
When faced with a full pause in my life and freedom, I began my journey to self-discovery and fought very hard for my success.
Kelly shares how her journey in prison with Televerde and Televerde Foundation helped her to find her way to success upon release
My story, like so many other incarcerated women, started when I was just a child watching the ones I love struggle with addiction.
I guess what I am trying to express is that Second Chances are Real! I am living, breathing, walking proof.
When I first heard of Career PATHS, I was eager to sign up. I knew this program would help me build my skill set to become a better professional. Putting my all into this program has allowed me to make myself marketable, both in my self-development and business...