Giving Birth While Incarcerated

‘We are all diamonds. We have dirt on us. We just need help cleaning it up, so we can shine brighter.’ — After giving birth during her prison sentence, Evie Ponder found healing through poetry and community. Now she’s sharing what she and so many other imprisoned mothers face.

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(warning: sexual assault and suicide)

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