Human Me

Believing In Those That Are Incarcerated

The Best People I Know Are Currently or Formerly Incarcerated   When I left prison in November of this last year I did so with conviction that I was going to make a difference in this world. I wasn’t alone. I made commitments to 4 people, all 3 of which are these amazing people that …

Insecure but Connected: What 10 years of technology has done to relationships (and why me being in prison has given me an advantage!)

Insecure but Connected: What 10 years of technology has done to relationships (and why me being in prison has given me an advantage!) When I first went to prison Bluetooth was a technology that was just beginning to emerge as a luxury item. Fast-forward nearly 11 years and as I come out of prison, I …

She Was Found Guilty…

She Was Found Guilty… The Kim Potter verdict came in a few minutes ago and she was found guilty of both first and second degree manslaughter. All the way around it’s tragic. She was convicted because a jury of her peers – not the police kind – deemed that her actions in the death of …

What Is HumanMe? Video Introduction!!!!!!!

What exactly is HumanMe? Great question that I will answer with a video from me!! This is the first time I have done something like this, if it goes well I will do many more!     See the video here:   With Love   Ruth Utnage  

My First Christmas In 11 Years

My First Christmas in 11 Years This morning I woke up to this in the transitional house I stay in, which is the Journey Project: I’ve been Christmas averse for over a decade because celebrating holidays after being incarcerated just didn’t seem appropriate. It was kind of a self-punishment thing or something else because when …

At Dinner And Everyone’s On Their Phones: The thing I said I’d never do

The other night I was at a Mongolian Grill called Jasmines with a few friends celebrating our very own Renee’s birthday (Happy Birthday Renee!) and I noticed that everyone at the table, myself included, was on their phone. It was an eye opening experience because when you’re in prison you don’t have the option to …

Farewell, Dear Ruth…

This month saw the departure of another substantial influence in my life. My dear friend Ruth found her way back to the free world to be among the people that love her and, probably just as important, to sink her teeth into the dreams she’s been cooking up. That’s the proper evolution, though… If you …

Creating Your Own Winning Strategy Is Not As Hard As You Think

Think creating a winning strategy is hard? Let me help you think of strategy a little different. On the surface strategy, in general, has unlimited options. But when we go just below the surface we see that ‘strategy’ as a subject is built upon some easier to grasp principles. While we won’t go into all …

Still Most Comfortable In A Bathroom

I’m still the most comfortable in a bathroom. After 11 years in prison I have hidden anxiety that I don’t realize I am carrying until I step into my transitional house bathroom and I suddenly relax. I relax in here because it’s a confined space. It’s small than my old cell but it has all …