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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." 

VIVETT'S BLOG

June 25, 2018

Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz.
He’s more than just a #JusticeforJunior hashtag.
He was a son.
He was a brother.
He was a student.
He was a friend.
He was an innocent 15 year-old kid.
He was filled with promise and hope
He was a beautiful child of God.
He was dragged out of...

June 24, 2018

In an  hour, I’ll be reciting some of my original poetry. Most of them are retro pieces, but a couple are newer — written within the past two years. The content of the poems in this series range in topic from reciprocated love and social justice outrage to spiritual e...

June 18, 2018

I had dreams for my daughter and none of these dreams had us separated by bars. 

When you’re incarcerated for a length of time, you see you’re child growing up through pictures. Watching my daughter mature from behind these walls has caused great pain. Pain felt by her....

June 4, 2018

As human beings, we all need to feel a sense of safety and belongingness in order to reach our fullest potential and acquire self-actualization. Whether it’s our biological family or the family created by loving friends, thriving in life necessitates familial connectiv...

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