If a negative thought comes at you, deflect it like a ping pong ball. It will keep coming back but keep deflecting it.
Prison is not designed to change a person; only you have the power to change yourself; you have to want to succeed.
I wanted to remember my mom with good memories, and the good person she was.
I neglected myself and society as a whole, I couldn’t bear it. I took a step forward to change and I went against the odds.
Through her letters, poetry, song lyrics, phone calls, visits, deep thought provoking conversation, and mental stimuli, Beauty helped me elevate beyond the wallows of my self pity.
Prior to prison I was a college athlete running track and playing baseball. I had a full time job as a fitness counselor and had a beautiful, kind loving pitbull named Eva.
We were out eating dinner with her family, when I got on one knee and asked her to marry me. We were married by a lake while on vacation, and have been married ever since and have two more kids.
Certain struggles that every young person needs to go through to find out what it really means to be an adult. I never went through that. I was a boy inside a man’s body.
I’ve battled with addiction and losing the most cherished person to me: my mother. What helps me get through this time is never forgetting the love and memory of my mother.
I wanted to create something so pleasurable that I could offer and intrigue God Almighty in His majestic throne made of sterling gold.
Even though I considered myself a cis-gender male, I helped many members of the LGBTQ+ community gain acceptance and understanding from other inmates that, quite often, embraced preconceived bias toward the LGBTQ+ community.