.@amberspeaksup and I learned about Carol from an article she had written last year. She agreed to be a guest on #AmplifiedVoices. Listen to our conversation amplifiedvoices.buzzsprout.com/1213727/801850…
You can also find the episode on your favorite apps like Spotify and Apple Podcast and at amplifiedvoices.show.
Here’s the article that introduced us to Carol. themarshallproject.org/2019/09/13/whe…
After listening, check out lridd.org .@LRIDD1
Also mentioned in this episode: .@chicago400
And .@ljhopes !

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1/ For a professional, collateral consequences can include being tossed out of networking groups which contributes to making it impossible to get a job in your field. I was kicked out of a group called The Financial Executives Networking Group.
2/ Before my arrest, I had helped a number of members. But, a few years after, my membership was revoked. I took it as another loss and never tried to reach back out. I wasn’t ready to advocate for anyone, let alone myself. But,
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