Free Minds Launches “The Untold Story of the Real Me” with Poetry, Music, and Tears

“Free Minds, just with books, poetry, and expressing myself, they saved my life. Not from harm or death, but from giving up.” – Andre

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Charlie’s Story

“All that playin’ tag and swingin’ on the swing set? All that just faded away. They call it ‘jumping off the porch.’ In the streets, they didn’t care about my clothes. They was more into me. That’s where I got my love from—the streets.”

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Gary’s Story

“After I learned to read and write poetry with Free Minds, I started to feel confident and I wrote my first poem titled ‘Mommy.’ Writing that poem was very therapeutic because I felt like I was actually talking directly to my mom.”

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Poetry from Prison: #10000JournalsForHope

Watch this video by Sojourners Magazine about Free Minds member Rafael whose poem “Peace” is in our literary journal, The Untold Story of the Real Me: Young Voices from Prison. Read More

Share the Untold Story of Incarcerated Youth

Our Oct. 17th launch party sold out, but you can still help us share the voices of incarcerated youth, and hear some of those voices in person yourselves!Read More