Parole: Small green plant breaking through dirt against curb while fenced in.

We Women With Long Sentences Still Keep Hope Alive

Emily Dickenson wasn’t too far off when she described hope as a thing with feathers. However, I would describe hope as something smoldering and blazing, emitting luminous and radiant, brilliant light. It is one of the most powerful and driving of human emotions, even for those of us who are incarcerated. Perhaps even more so.