Human Me

Mischievous Mathematics by Christopher Havens

What would happen if you taught a group of raccoons quantum mechanics? I think this should be obvious.. you would find Schrodinger’s cat stealing garbage in more than one location at exactly the same time! How is a Hurwitz continued fraction like a woman? ..um because it cycles through regular periods? .. Sorry, the auto …

Gardening For Opportunities by Ruth Utnage

Gardeners dig the earth, turn the soil, plant a carefully harvested seed- chosen intentionally, and water that seed into a product. Maybe a flower to enjoy, maybe a food, maybe a medicine but always for a purpose. I like to think of lgbtqprisonsupport as a garden. Every article an opportunity, every word carefully chosen in …

Are you a fan of the Outsiders? by Christopher Havens

I’m acting as a temporary TA for a teacher who loves the Language Arts. This teacher’s is great because her passion for the subject is right where it counts. Being respectful of anonymity, we shall denote the teacher’s name by the symbol, @. If you’re feeling like we’re stealing Prince’s ideas, you are correct. Good. …

Attempts At Vulnerability, Why Is This So Difficult? by Ruth Utnage

I have tried to expand my network for years. Get mentors, coaches, or champions…whatever you may call the people who have knowledge you don’t. I want more friends outside of prison, maybe even a partner. But I just don’t seem to possess the communication skills. I have been asking what’s wrong with me for years …

UW Book Club by Marshall Byers (From June)

People of the world, I just spent another Saturday morning with the most supportive, accepting, fun-love’n, transparent, educated, creative and independent women. This Book Club has changed my life in such a dramatic way, it staggering. Thaaaaannnk you Sooooooo very much ladies for inspiring me to reach past the stars to achieve my dreams of …

I Used To Be Married Once by Ruth Utnage

I met my now ex-wife in juvenile hall. We were teens and the Port Orchard juvenile center had 4 pods one was for young women, the rest for young men. We interacted with the opposite genders in school and NA. One night at NA this black girl with long black kinky hair kept staring at …

PNW Protectors by Marshall Byers

The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project will increase tanker traffic in the Salish Sea to 400 tankers a day. One spill would destroy the ecosystem. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: (514) 277-6020 “I am 100% against the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. No to oil being shipped in the Salish Sea!” Subscribe, Follow, Interact, Comment …

Can You Imagine Freedom? by Ruth Utnage

Sometimes I am afraid to imagine freedom. Cars rushing past my body the wind they push to either side swirling thickly at my fingertips. The smells of life filling my nose once more, each inspiring a curiosity leading me into new places to search out its source. A bakery, sprinkling confectioners sugar on a predawn …

Purple Hair Instructors by Marshall Byers

If anyone in the world knows an instructor with purple hair, you are in great company my friend’s. I had a resilient and wonderful purple haired instructor once. To describe her awesomeness would take forever, so I’ll just tell you… Have you ever heard of that new age question “if you could go back in …

Men Are Weird, Communal Bathroom Rant by Ruth Utnage

Recently I was finally allowed to get a job where I do inmate laundry, super fun stuff. Well, all of us workers have to use a communal bathroom at set times of the day. Besides being completely inappropriate that a woman urinates in the same bathroom at the same time as men, in a prison …