" Writing My Wrongs : Life, Death & Redemption In An American Prison " | By Shaka Senghor @shakasenghor
... After 19 years, 7 of those spent in solitary, on June 22, 2010, after his 38th birthday, Senghor walked out of prison a free man. Today he is a renown writer, mentor & motivational speaker committed to righting the wrongs of his past. In this harrowing yet fascinating read, we are asked to envision a world where men & women aren't held hostage to their pasts, where misdeeds & mistakes don't define you for the rest of your life. ✨ RIP James White, number 219184. 👉 Follow Shaka at shakasenghor.com .
🚨 FAVOURITE TAKEAWAYS : 🔖 You can't change a person for the better by treating them like an animal. 🔖 100% dissatisfaction brings about 100% change. 🔖 We had all come from the same hopeless backgrounds & we were all caught in the gears of the same heartless machine. 🔖 The monotony of being in a small cell without normal human contact or face-to-face interactions could drive even the most well-behaved inmate to the brink of insanity. 🔖 It was through letters that I realized writing could serve as a means of escape. With a pencil & a piece of paper, it was almost like I could travel outside of prison & go wherever I desired. 🔖 For the brothers who had grown up in the 'hood, it was a revelation to hear that the written word was as powerful a weapon as a loaded gun. 🔖 We can never know the power that a word of kindness or an act of forgiveness will have on the person who needs it most