Did you know that a group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope? A kaleidoscope of butterflies…imagine that! I love that word! The various colors and forms in a kaleidoscope can symbolize your escape in time of difficulty and self-doubt. A kaleidoscope constantly generates changing symmetrical patterns from small pieces of colored glass, and therefore a kaleidoscope symbolizes anything that changes constantly. This is a profound word for women who have been incarcerated and are rebuilding their lives. We can’t wait for you to join our kaleidoscope family!
“It doesn’t happen overnight. You’ve always gotta do the next right thing. It’s as simple as choosing to stop at a yellow light instead of speeding through it. Those decisions are what changes every decision you make.” Shelena grew up in a family where both of her parents were meth users and involved in a life of crime. Shelena started using meth at the age of 12 and was an IV meth user for 14 1/2 years. She first went to prison at the age of 20, was out for a year and a half and got 32 violations. Shelena picked up 2 new cases and went back to prison…