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Blog Post 9

A lot has gone on since I last wrote a weekly update. My jail lifted all restrictions so I am back in my employment group, college, & culinary which is a blessing however I am worried with such lax there will be another big COVID outbreak as we are mixing with people from other buildingsContinue reading “Blog Post 9”

Self Esteem

“It’s all about lovin’ not only who we see in the mirror, but what we feel about ourselves when we look in the mirror.” Tyra Banks This is a sore subject for me myself, as self-esteem has been a constant struggle in my life. A really good friend of mine sent me this list belowContinue reading “Self Esteem”

Our friend and comrade on the inside, Kristal Lis, has started a blog where she will speak out about the violence she is surviving and share her reflections on inside organizing, self-growth, healing, and true justice. Follow her story at @frominsideyork and here: https://frominsideyork.wordpress.com/

Kristal is a self-described survivor, mother, daughter, avid reader, animal lover, college student, and advocate for justice. Please write to her if you can: https://frominsideyork.wordpress.com/contact/ Contribute to her post-release fund: gf.me/u/zkpcxn

To support her post-release fund, you can purchase small knit items she has made (email jvanbiema0@gmail.com) or contribute directly on Venmo @Joshua-vanBiema.

Write to Kitty:

Kristal Lis #365845

York Correctional Institution

201 W Main Street

Niantic, CT 06357

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Kristal Lis is a self-described survivor, mother, daughter, avid reader, animal lover, college student, and advocate for justice who is currently incarcerated at York Correctional Institution in Connecticut. With her supporters outside, Kristal has created a blog where she will regularly speak out about the violence she is surviving at York CI and share her reflections on inside organizing, self-growth, healing, and true justice. To launch her blog, Kitty’s Corner, Kristal has shared her first post to be featured here. Please follow Kitty’s Corner here for updates and share her post-release fund widely!

Please write to Kristal by mail if you can:

Kristal Lis, #365845

York Correctional Institution

201 W Main Street

Niantic, CT, 06357 

Please also support her post-release fund by purchasing small knit items that Kristal has made in solidarity with other folks inside (pay what you can!) or by contributing directly. Please send funds via Venmo to @Joshua-vanBiema. If you’d like to purchase one of Kristal’s knit works you can reach out to Josh, one of Kristal’s outside supporters, at jvanbiema0@gmail.com.

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