From victim to hero. Julia Lazareck is closing the empathy gap. After her brother passed away while incarcerated, Julia realized she had been living the sentence along with him. After coming to this realization, Julia started talking to people and was lucky to find a support group. She was at a low point in her life, confused with guilt and shame, but these people showed her that she could live her own life and that she had a lot of life left. Julia founded the blog Prison: The Hidden Sentence where she told her story and began interviewing people so that they could share their stories and raise awareness about the traumatic experience families go through having a loved one incarcerated. The Nevada Department of Corrections, FIT, and CURE have been great programs for people with re-entry, bringing more support to the families so they can lead balanced lives, and work with the local support group Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons (FFIP).
Julia Lazareck is available to speak to your group or organization to help spread awareness.
Visit: https://prisonthehiddensentence.com to learn more.
Christina Aldan is the CEO/founder of LG Designs (lgdesigns.co) and a digital media marketer who travels the world speaking to tech industry folks, entrepreneurs, and female business owners.