Escape Your Prison

Escape Your Prison

Unleashed

Conquer the world…

Duty imprisoned me. Handcuffs cutting you? You hold the key to your prison. I escaped, you can too…

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Unleashed is a roadmap to redemption with a series of products lovingly designed for women.

My story…

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

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…

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Continuing to live with conviction!

Lifetime Movie Watch Party

Join me for a Lifetime Movie Watch Party. Jailbreak Lovers is about... Read More "Lifetime Movie Watch Party"

IT’S RELEASE DAY!!!

Living With Conviction: Unexpected Sisterhood, Healing and Redemption in the Wake of... Read More "IT’S RELEASE DAY!!!"

What’s in a book cover?

For the last two or three years, I entertained myself by designing... Read More "What’s in a book cover?"

What’s in a title?

My memoir took nearly fifteen years. I needed time to understand that... Read More "What’s in a title?"

Vicky White and Me

Perhaps Vicky and I never felt significant. Vicky White and me have... Read More "Vicky White and Me"

New Office Space

After two months of construction, I've finally moved into my new office... Read More "New Office Space"

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.

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“Were 12 days with John Manard worth 10 years of your life?”

He yelled above the raucous crowd of reporters. “My life?” I questioned silently. Fleeting images of the boys playing baseball, horses and dogs frolicking, Daddy’s shining eyes, a few glimmers of magical fragments littered the disappointment of my life.

I saw John’s face too.  I heard his booming voice and the echoes of laughter. I still smelled his clean scent on me.  Without John, my life didn’t matter. I wanted to quit, but there’s an old saying that the strength of a woman’s character is measured by the obstacle that stops her.

If you search this site looking for a broken woman with a felony, you’ll find me. If you read this story hoping for answers, you’ll find a woman living with conviction. With wisdom, you’ll find both. In my story perhaps we’ll find each other.

I wouldn’t advise anyone to break a convicted murderer out of prison, but if you find yourself with the opportunity and the notion to do it… don’t forget to learn something from the experience.

“Was it worth it?” The answer to that question is still being written.

My name is Toby, better known as The Dog Lady of Lansing Prison.
I am living with conviction!