Mar 25th

SPWF Email List

By Admin Cat AKA MrsB1948

Attention all new members of the websites.  Make sure you don't miss any announcements by getting an email. The link below will put you on the list.

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 https://my.sendinblue.com/users/subscribe/js_id/2jx2o/id/2

 

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Mar 18th

Happy Saturday! Not Happy!

By Admin Cat AKA MrsB1948

Once again I need, to begin with, an apology because my Periscopes once again are NOT saving to my Camera Roll and I had to record this from the replay which is horrible. One day Periscope will love us again.

 

 

Happy Saturday! Not Happy! from Catherine Julius on Vimeo.

Mar 11th

Stressful Few Days

By Admin Cat AKA MrsB1948

Please accept my apologies on the quality of the video below. Once again this Periscope did not save to my camera roll and I had to record it from my laptop. 

Plugging long like we do, one day at a time.

 

Stressful few days #spwf #suppprtgroup

Mar 10th

WINNERS!!!! Of Our #SPWFPride Birthday Challenge

By Ro ❤ CoFounder/President
#SPWFPride Winners Announced Below!!!!
pride
prīd/
noun

 
  1. 1.
    a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.
    "the team was bursting with pride after recording a sensational victory"
    synonyms: pleasurejoydelightgratificationfulfillmentsatisfaction, a sense of achievement
    "take pride in a good job well done"
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    a group of lions forming a social unit.
 
We really ARE a fierce group of lionesses who have formed a "social unit" in the form of this support group. So, I guess I'm full of pride for my pride. hah! 
 
Seriously though, my heart bubbled over with joy as I saw each photo that was posted during our #SPWFPride birthday challenge. So many beautiful ladies posted pictures of themselves in pink to show their love, support and gratitude for SPWF. 
 
We had our volunteers pick their favorite of all of the photos. Then, I was sent the top five to choose the winner. They were all so uniquely creative and beautiful. I honestly couldn't pick just one. So, what does any good "Ms. Softie McMush" do? Choose ALL FIVE as the winner. Naturally!
 
The top five photos are posted below. Winners, please email strongprisonwives@gmail.com to claim your prize. Let me know which photo was yours and I need your mailing address.
 
Winner #5
SPWFPride - Collage Colorful Shirt
 
Winner #4
SPWF Pride Nandita 
Winner #3
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Winner #2
 SPWF Pride Brick
Winner #1
SPWF Pride Baby
Mar 5th

Happy birthday SPWF. My thoughts as my baby turns five today.

By Ro ❤ CoFounder/President

Five years ago, two Prison Wives lived across the country from each other, were brought together by a similar experience and became fast friends. What seemed like such a little idea to help women avoid the pain and hardships we felt on our own journeys, grew into this incredible organization. A simple blog and Facebook page took on a life of its own and grew into this thriving non profit organization. I've personally coached thousands of prison wives, supported tens of thousands more online, conquered my greatest fear (by presenting a life coaching workshop to a live audience and appearing regularly on a radio show). Through all of the emotions, the ups and downs, the laughter and tears, what I cherish the most from the past five years creating and running #SPWF is meeting some of the most empowered, beautiful women who I not only call friends... but I call sisters. This is a horrible situation but we have made the best of it. We have lived above the existing stigma. We've carved out our little section of the world and OWNED that spot. Thank you to each and every one of our beautiful members... For sharing your vulnerability and allowing me into your life. Happy birthday to my baby, who grew into the #1 support group and safe haven for Prison Wives and family members. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️STRONGPRISONWIVES.COM: ENCOURAGING, EMPOWERING AND EDUCATING PRISON WIVES SINCE 2012. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #spwfpride. Xo, Ro

Mar 4th

Want to move Congress? Focus on storytelling.

By Ro ❤ CoFounder/President

You know Congress is back from recess when your friends start sending you articles about advocacy! 

Yesterday, several friends shared with me an article with former Congressional staffer Emily Ellsworth’s tips on How to Make Your Congressman Listen to You. She had some excellent suggestions. Tweeting or writing on Facebook is largely ineffective. Taking the time to make a phone call is great. And make sure you show up to town hall meetings. Read full article here.

Mar 4th

The Anatomy of a Good Letter to Congress

By Ro ❤ CoFounder/President

 

By: Rachna Choudhry

People frequently ask me: How should my letter to Congress read? Should it be long or short, use legal terms, or speak from the heart? To answer these questions, I went to an expert, Anna Vetter, Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director for Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21). 

 

I was first introduced to Anna when she spoke at a conference about the power of constituent communications, and we exchanged Tweets that later inspired me to write a post on using storytelling to move Congress. We met for coffee one afternoon on Capitol Hill, and I asked her, “how can constituents ensure that their letter makes a difference?”

It’s the constituent’s sincerity that gets a letter noticed, she explained. Read more.

 

Mar 4th

Happy 5th Birthday! International Prison Wife Awareness Day March 5th

By Admin Cat AKA MrsB1948

Wow 5 years, I can't believe it. What great journey. Once again I would like to that everyone for helping us through our journey, to Ro and the volunteers for EVERYTHING they do for us.

 

#spwfpride Happy 5th Birthday! International Prison Wife Awareness Day March 5th

Mar 2nd

Happy 5th Birthday SPWF

By Admin Cat AKA MrsB1948

Join us and let's bring some awareness on March 5th. Post on any Social Media use #spwfpride

 

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