Orange is the Most Disliked Color

Why don’t more people wear it? Orange and I met over a government-issued nightgown. It was nothing like a black dress. The ginormous tent-like orange nightgown was one of the first pieces of clothing thrown at me. I kept it securely in my locker, thinking it was special. Orange, really? Was this because women escaped…

Who is Holly Pasut, Freedom Speaker?

Holly Pasut, known as Freedom Speaker started as a blog. I began blogging about freedom and the loss of it. “Being in a controlled environment helped me to discover something nobody could control, my own thoughts.” This new thinking led me to finding freedom in the least desirable place and eventually contentment. My heart was…

The Meaning of Christmas in Federal Prison

Christmas is a special day, although different while in a Federal Prison. Many of us celebrate Christmas as a time of year to acknowledge the birth of Christ. We also are joined with our families and friends, decorated trees, sparkling lights and beautifully wrapped gifts to exchange on Christmas morning. Roasted turkey for dinner, cozy…