Tenacious: Art & Writings by Women in Prison - Mother's Day 2013

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Black Star Publishing

2013

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Includes:

  • medical care in the California prison system since the federal receivership took over
  • a mother's experience losing her children under the Adoption and Safe Families Act
  • Mommy and Me visits at a women's prison in the Northeast
  • the unintended impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act on those inside a women's prison
  • a story of pregnancy and birth behind prison walls
  • and more!

Victoria Law is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, which won the 2009 PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) award. She frequently writes and speaks about the intersections between mass incarceration, gender and resistance.

Victoria has over ten years of experience working with writers to shape and revise their works for publication. Since 2003, she has edited Tenacious: Art and Writings by Women in Prison. In addition, she has worked with incarcerated women to develop their writings for other publications. 

Victoria has also worked with writers outside of prison. She is the co-editor of Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities (PM Press 2012) and has worked with other published authors to ensure that their ideas are clearly articulated in ways that engage a wide range of readers.