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Oct 5, 2020

This week, I am joined by Susan Burton. Susan is an activist and the founder of A New Way of Life (@anewwayoflifela on Instagram.) She is based in Los Angeles and works with formerly incarcerated people who have been through similar experiences to her own. In 2010, she was named a CNN Hero and two years later, a Purpose Prize winner. (Bio abbreviated from Wikipedia)

In this episode we dive into topics like:
- Susan’s life story and her experiences with poverty, losing her son in an accident involving a policeman, drug and alcohol addiction, imprisonment, and more
- Processing through grief and resulting addiction
A New Way of Life: Susan’s organization which works to provide housing and support to formerly incarcerated woman
- The racial bias that underlies the criminal justice system
- Alexis’ experience during her imprisonment and her reflection on her white privilege in that environment
- The challenge women face to regain custody of their kids after imprisonment
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