With raw honesty, courage, and insight, incarcerated and recently-released women bring their hopes and histories to life in an intimate ensemble performance of poetry and monologue. Writing together in creative-writing workshops sponsored by western Massachusetts-based Voices from Inside, they came to recognize—some for the first time—the power of their own stories. This ensemble of original work, created in collaboration with performance poet MAGDALENA GOMEZ, brings immediacy and urgency to issues of oppression and compassion. The women of Voices from Inside challenge public perception about incarceration, about those we put into prison and why—and about what happens to the heart inside those walls.
Supported by the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center