Topeka Sam: Championing for Women and Girls
This week’s episode of the #Decarcerated podcast features founder of Ladies of Hope Ministries, Topeka K. Sam. Created to help disenfranchised & marginalized women transition back into society, Topeka has also created a safe place for women and girls to call home after being released from jails and prisons. In this episode she shares her inspiration behind Hope House NYC and also gives us a look into her entrepreneurial spirit...having owned a cell phone and sex toy business in the past. Topeka is a Soros Justice Fellow and is featured in Van Jones’ #cut50 “Dignity” campaign.
Bet you didn't see that one coming! Check it out and let us know what you think!
Learn more this episode, including Bryan Stevenson’s exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum:
- Information about The Ladies of hope Ministries: http://www.thelohm.org/aboutus/
- #cut50 Dignity for Incarcerated Women Campaign: https://www.cut50.org/dignity
- The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls: https://nationalcouncil.us/about/
- Teen Vogue op-ed: I’m on Parole and It’s Like Another Form of Incarceration: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/parole-incarceration-week-kids-incarcerated
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Reach out to: Topeka K. Sam @theLOHM