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Oct 14, 2018

Topic: The Incarcerated Mom

The number of moms in prisons continue to rise. Of the 220,000 women currently locked up, 60% are being held in jail pretrial, 80% are mothers, and 60% are black.This lasting impact of imprisonment can effect on not only children, but the entire family. Today will discuss enduring motherhood during incarceration with our guest momologist, LaHeather Wilson.

 

Guest Momologist: LaHeather Wilson

LaHeather Wilson is native of Longview, Texas. LaHeather is inspiration speaker, certified peer recovery specialist and advocate.  She is also the owner of Peace Buy an interior consulting company. Her 2014 award winning documentary “I AM MORE” won a Lone Star Emmy Award and was nominated for a National Emmy Award.  Her inspiring documentary depicts her heartfelt journey from tragedy to triumph. Her story has been in various arenas such as television, The Hollywood Reporter, and the Examiner. She is the recipient of the 2015 Winner’s Circle Unsung Hero Award and 2016 God’s Leading Ladies Lifetime Exploration Award. Her documentary is currently being used as an educational catalyst within law enforcement, reentry court and at the city, state and government official level. Out of all these accolades her greatest joy is being a mom to her two sons Caleb and Joshua. Her life mantra is: “I Aspire to Inspire Before I Expire.”

Facebook | Twitter | IG: @laheatherw

Email: laheatherw@gmail.com

 

Marvelous Momologist of the Week: Nissa.  You have to check out her blog, Unraveling Impulse.  She shares her thoughts and experiences on her own life, as well as the happenings in the world. From motherhood and my experiences living abroad, to pop culture, current events, and a dash of beauty and fashion. She feature interviews with other inspiring everyday women whose journey to self-discovery and purpose help her to find clarity. 

Recently she wrote a phenomenal post about Redefining Body Goals: The Journey To Accepting Her Body.

Blog: http://unravelingimpulse.com/

 

Resources:

Effects of Parental Incarceration on Young Children

January 30–31, 2002 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The Urban Institute

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/74981/parke%26stewart.pdf

 

Ford, Matt (2017 January) The Everyday Struggle of a Child Whose Parents are Incarcerated. Smithsonian. Retrieved from: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/everyday-struggle-child-parents-incarcerated-180961438/

 

Greene, Morgan (11 May 2018) Number of moms in U.S. prisons on the rise, but each time that happens 'you incarcerate the whole family,' Chicago woman says of experience. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-incarcerated-mothers-day-20180511-story.html

 

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