Since 1980, the number of women incarcerated in this country has skyrocketed, increasing by more than 750%. My guest today, Barbara Rhode, is on a mission to offer a healing space for women inside jails. By working with women inside the Pinellas County Jail in Florida, Barbara’s organization, The Red Tent Women’s Initiative, supports these women in addressing unresolved trauma and addiction. Over 80% of the women in this program are mothers, which means the healing support they receive doesn’t just stay with them, it reaches their children and communities, too.
A fascinating look at women behind bars and what prevention and change truly look like.
Barbara Rhode is a licensed therapist in private practice as well as the Founder and Board President of The Red Tent Women’s Initiative. Barbara has recently been named one of ten L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth for 2020.
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As one of ten Women of Worth honorees for L’Oreal Paris, Barbara has the chance to be named the National Honoree, awarding her organization with an additional $25,000. The honoree with the most votes wins. Cast your vote here. You can vote once per day until November 27, 2020.