• The Kaleidoscope

    Welcome to the kaleidoscope!

    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!

  • The Kaleidoscope

    Shelena

    “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…