WJP is excited to announce that we’ve recently published our first newsletter for women and gender expansive people in prisons and jails. The title – The Light Inside – was inspired by a powerful quote from WJP Senior Advisor and Strategic Consultant Miyhosi Benton: “The relationships and bonds women create with each other, and the love we have and nurture despite it all, create light. We were the light inside of prison, and women continue to be that light inside.”
Through this newsletter, we aim to highlight work, art, and expertise from women and gender expansive people who are currently and formerly incarcerated, share useful information and resources, and offer opportunities for engagement in an interactive format.
The Light Inside – Issue One honors the extraordinary life and legacy of our beloved partner and mentor, Kathy Boudin, and includes powerful poetry by people who are currently incarcerated. The issue spotlights the work of our partners at Survivors Justice Project, features guidance from Women’s Community Justice Association Senior Organizer Leah Faria, and offers housing resources and an interactive art exercise designed by muralist and author Katie Yamasaki.
If you know someone in prison or jail in New York who you think would like to receive our newsletter, please submit a request form on this link!