#WhenIBecameFree - The Heartland Project ; Next Steps

It is time to take the project beyond state boundaries of Wisconsin and into the rural areas of neighboring states.

I can now officially tell the survivors who share their story through the #WhenIBecameFree- The Heartland Project, that I know what it is like to put my face out there.

Earlier this week an investigative report by Mike Thompson appeared on New 8 -WKBT LaCrosse, WI. -the subject matter? Victim Rights' during the offender reentry process. A story that highlighted my battle with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, my project- #WhenIBecameFree, and Kelli's story.

The weeks leading up to the story appearing from when I was first interviewed by Mike, were absolutely nerve-racking for me, and, for many reasons. First and foremost I fought the insecurities of fear anticipating what people would say and think about me... my story. Second, I am a woman - one that is just a couple of years away of the big 5-0, I've yet to meet any mature woman who enjoys a camera in front of her face,  couple that with some triggers from childhood, it was a test on my healing I did not enjoy- uncomfortable, would be an understatement.

I'm glad I made those uncomfortable steps as now I am free to move forward.

And forward I go -

Find out more about the project here: #WhenIBecameFree - The Heartland Project 

If you want to help make this project a success, then read my Wishlist - any support is more than appreciated as most of the financing comes from my $21,000 yearly salary from my regular day-2-day job. Needless to say, I've gotten good at financial juggling!

Help me spread the word - share the project on your social media accounts. Follow me on Twitter and the project on Facebook 

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Watch and read the investigative report from Mike Thompson on News 8 WKBT

Leave some words of encouragement or email me your thoughts!


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