Inclusivity and Incarcerated Fathers
Finally, for me, my entire life makes sense.
I want you to see incarcerated individuals for where they are trying to go. If you see them on their journey, and they need help--help them.
Finally for me, my entire life makes sense. Everything that I've ever been through - every up, every down, every heartbreak, every loss.
I feel incredibly blessed to have been chosen to do this. I definitely feel chosen to do this.
The majority of the people in this room that see me today, have no idea what it's taken to get here.
See people for where they want to go.
It's better to help 10 people get to the finish line, instead of helping 100 people get half-way there.
I've learned on this journey that people also want to make a difference, but they're sort of like me - they just don't quite know how to do it. So when they find someone who's making a difference on the way, they support it.
The people that've told me 'yes' didn't have to tell me 'yes', but they did. Without them telling me yes, I couldn't do any of this work.
It's changed me. I think it's made me a lighter person. I think it's made me more of a believer in community - a believer in people.
With this work, all the dots in my life have connected. Everything makes sense for me. Everything that I've gone through, I've gone through specifically for this.
This work has changed everything about me. It's changed how I see the world.
When you wake up everyday and you're walking in your purpose, the feeling is kind of indescribable
In this work, I found my purpose in life.
I'm just not a person who can accept 'no'... A 'no' to me is like a 'maybe'. I think I've gotten this far because they're all 'maybes'.
I knew that when people pour that much into you; they give that much to you, somehow some way, you're supposed to give that back.