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My story…

The year I became a number and a face everyone recognized but nobody knew, not even me…


Check out my new podcast, Fierce Conversations with Toby, where we talk about the hard things.


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Kaleidoscope Voices

Stories from women in our community

You are not your worst mistake…

Surviving cancer, Toby realized she had yet to do something that would change the world. So, she started a prison dog program, taking dogs from... Read More "You are not your worst mistake…"

Use your time to find out who you really are…

Proof that felons come from all walks of life, Gina was raised in a good home, but each of us deals with temptation and shame... Read More "Use your time to find out who you really are…"

Don’t be afraid to take risks…

Indra indicated that her parents were lying, stealing drug-addicts. Ironic that Indra, in the same breath said that her mother ruled with an “iron fist”,... Read More "Don’t be afraid to take risks…"

It all started with one step…

Gabby, a single mother of five, came to our office in tears. She had just been released from prison, was about to lose permanent custody... Read More "It all started with one step…"

Changing the world…

Newest Blog Posts

Continuing to live with conviction!


My sweet little girl. This photo was taken in the NICU on... Read More "Emily"


I thought writing a book was hard, but I learned birthing it... Read More "Anniversary"

My Heart is So Full!

We just returned from a ten-day trip to Kansas City. And it... Read More "My Heart is So Full!"

New Release!

So delighted to announce the release of my poetry book! You are... Read More "New Release!"

America. In prison…

More than any other country in the world, America is in prison.... Read More "America. In prison…"

Animated Story – MY story!

Browsing through YouTube, I stumble upon this fun little animation about a... Read More "Animated Story – MY story!"

Our Movement

Inspiring women to escape their prisons.

Invisibility, boredom, fear, duty – can all be prisons.

By escaping, you’ll discover the woman you’re meant to be.

If you’re a woman who’s fallen, I feel your pain. You are not alone. I know how difficult it is to come back from being down.

My story challenges you to confront your fears, boldly evaluate where you are, and courageously change. I fought hard to heal. I wanted to quit, but here’s an old saying that the strength of a woman’s character is measured by the obstacle that stops her.

Over a dozen years, I have learned, achieved, created, cried, and grown. Almost immediately, my writing revealed a higher purpose.

Learn more…

YouTube Channel

2023 Episodes – Fierce Conversations with Toby

Episode 22, November 21, Thriving Beyond Cancer

Episode 21, November 7, The Ultimate Gift

Episode 20, October 24, Crossing Cultural Boundaries

Episode 19, October 10, Creating a Healthy Community

Episode 18, September 18, Keep Going!

Episode 17, September 12, Beacon of Hope

Episode 16, August 29, Healing Your Inner Child

Episode 15, August 15, Defining Fierce Conversations

Episode 14, August 1, Life After Loss: Picking Up the Pieces

Episode 13, July 18, Living Louder

Episode 12, July 4, Cultivating a Support Network

Episode 11, June 20, The Art of Living and Loving

Episode 10, June 6, Diversify My Hustle

Episode 9, May 30, 2023, Perspective is my Superpower!

Episode 8, May 23, 2016, The World Through Music

Episode 7, May 16, 2023, Doing Things That Scare You

Episode 6, May 9, 2023, They Wanted Justice

Episode 5, May 2, 2023, When Innocence is not Enough

Episode 4, April 25, 2023, Uncovering Grief’s Beauty

Episode 3. April 18, 2023, Making a Difference

Episode 2. April 11, 2023, Bearing Witness

Episode 1. April 4, 2023, You Might Go To Prison

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