Human Me

The Things They Will Never Know

The Things They Will Never KnowThey will never see the 360 hours of psychological therapy I ran too every week for 7 years.They will never hear the speeches I gave.They will never listen to the people I helped.They will never attend the classes I taught.They will never know that I have written and delivered workshops.They …

Why So Many LGBT Folks Find New Families (and Why Maybe Straight Folks Should Too)

LGBT folks call each other family. This is because we often lose our blood relatives when we come out. This leaves a wound that even a chosen family won’t entirely heal. We search for affirmations that we are lovable and worthy of acceptance. It wasn’t until recently that I understood why having a chosen family …

Freehold Theater Performs A Winters Tale For Prisoners

Shakespeare has been the epitome of snobbery for me. Whenever someone of a low class environment, like me, wanted to sound rich we lift our heads and begin talking as if we are still speaking old English with the thy’s and thoughest’s. I cannot pinpoint why that was exactly. Nobody told me that, nobody said …

The Mathematical Learning Experiment: My Documented Journey In Learning Mathematics

A friend of mine made a comment once that math was taught wrong in school. That the order in which it is taught is wrong. The average person thinks elementary math, followed by Algebra, then Geometry, Trigonometry, then perhaps pre-calculus and so on is the best way, mainly because that is how it is presented …

Now Introducing Monthly Writing Themes

Here at lgbtqprisonsupport.com we are always trying to figure out new ways of inspiring our beloved community. Our newest way, themes. Here’s how we’re going to do it:Every month we will announce a theme and our writers will write out whatever that theme inspires in them. They will be clearly titled for easy spotting, probably …

Reasons Why I Think You Should Write Me

I like mail. You know, like paper inside of an envelope that you wrote stuff on. I miss mail. I miss junk mail and advertisements and actors from the 50’s trying to convince me if I order 3 magazines I’ll win 5,000,000 a week for life. You know, mail.Problem is, I’m an inmate. All like, …

Don’t Burn Down the Village Trying to Stay Warm (part 15 – end of series)

It was June 3rd at 0735 that I last heard Kristen’s sweet, beautiful voice. It was the last time I ever used a prison phone. Even now the phone represents pain and anguish. I just didn’t know what to do. She told me two things that day that rocked me to my core. Normal for …