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" The more transparent and truthful I became in my sharing of myself and my experiences, the more my voice resonated with people from all walks of life "

-Vivett Dukes

" Mass incarceration is affecting you too — whether you choose to acknowledge it or not." 


November 12, 2019

Here’s something I think people should know on Veterans Day about people incarcerated: There’s a lot of patriotic people incarcerated, and just because people have done something wrong doesn’t mean they don’t love their country. Oftentimes, society seems to buy into th...

September 17, 2019

A Message from Sing Sing Prison Museum:

It's Tuesday and you are welcome to attend tonight's Wait Room-related happening-- 6:30 pm the doors open at Bethany Arts Community, 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining for 7 pm highlights of The Wait Room (from a previously filmed live...

January 31, 2019

My husband and Co-founder of Speak Ya Truth- Mr. John Dukes - is prominently featured in this this article  about yet another way that huge corporations and the prison industrial complex make enormous profits by stripping away the human rights of those incarcerated.


July 5, 2018

I’m reading my poetry again tonight at 8:00pm at the Black Lady Theatre in Brooklyn. To say that I’m excited is an understatement. Since poetry and I found our way back to each other this spring, I have flourished so much in terms of my ability to harness my feelings a...