gratitude

 
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To Living with Conviction collaborators, thank you for entrusting me with your thoughts and feelings, your fears and triumphs. I feel a deep sense of responsibility to amplify your voices and to portray you in a way that celebrates your dignity and humanity. My life is richer for knowing each of you.

To the individuals and organizations that have helped us  -- and continue to help -- thank you for your ongoing support. 

To the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, thank you for the smArt Grant in support of our first exhibition of this project as well as a community conversation on the impacts of LFOs on formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.

To King County's 4Culture, thank you for the Arts Special Project grant to support the creation of additional Living with Conviction work and an exhibition and community conversation in south King County. 

To Humanities Washington, thank you for the Stories Fund Grant that will support expansion of this project to Washington State’s Latino community in Skagit Valley.

To the Legal Foundation of Washington, thank you for the Small Grant, supporting our efforts to further empower formerly incarcerated individuals struggling with LFO debt.

To the American Bar Endowment, thank you for the Opportunity Grant, supporting our efforts to further empower formerly incarcerated individuals struggling with LFO debt.

To the Washington State Arts Commission, thank you for the FY19 Snap Grant supporting our exhibit, slideshow, and panel at the 2019 statewide access to justice conference.

To Blue Earth Alliance, I am forever grateful for the fiscal sponsorship to enable me to grow this project for greater impact. 

LFO policy offends me to my core. I am outraged. Almost four years in, my outrage is no less, but I now also have a great appreciation for the hope and endurance of all the advocates that have come before me and are by my side.