POFW empowers Women to be their best.
Unless YOU take action today their families will die a generational death.
Your contribution will change a Families life forever?
They need YOUR support, because these women haven’t known support that’s why TAN is seriously asking for your help. We’re giving every inmate a free high quality Giclee prints of their portrait. The portraits are beautifully hand crafted by Adrienne La Faye. The paintings are created to build self-esteem for the inmates to see their best selves, especially when they loose hope. KING5 TV is committed partner to telling their stories by producing a documentary of POFW, so can you.
Providing platforms for WOMEN to use HER VOICE, to end her family’s Generational Death.
Participants will have the opportunity to reveal their life stories to children and the families they've left behind. The inmates portrait will include a statement, "In their own words" of who they are or hope to become. The targeted audience for the P.O.F.W project is the Black family, all inmates, children, parents, prison staff, churches, the art world and the Black community.
The U.S. 2018 STATISTICS ACLU: Women in jails are also more likely to suffer from mental health problems and experience serious psychological distress than either women in prisons or men in either correctional setting. Compounding the problem, jails are particularly poorly positioned to provide proper mental health care. (Though that is certainly not to say that prisons are always better at meeting women’s needs.)
When Black women are in prison, they:
· Are less likely to receive visitors than any other demographic in the world.
· Are likely to have the law applied in a different way than their white male counterparts.
· Are likely to have defended themselves against intimate-partner violence.
This is especially troubling given that 80% of women in jails are mothers, and most are primary caretakers of their children. Thus children are particularly susceptible to the domino effect of burdens placed on incarcerated women. The end is Generational Death if we don’t stop mass incarceration.