As someone who’s been a witness to loved ones struggling with substance abuse, mental health disorders and facing injustice within our broken criminal justice system, I can testify that healing and transformation is more than possible. So many give up on those who struggle with tests they can’t relate to. But then their are those who understand that it’s simply not right to kick folks when they’re already down. Especially disadvantaged communities that usually don’t have equal access to resources that will help them renew and rebuild their lives. This is why I’m so grateful for the opportunity to collab with LA’s Health Services: Diversion and Reentry program. One of my favorite things about teaching workshops like this is watching some folks enter the space feeling down, guarded and suspect of my work and then leaving with a smile, happy heart and open to the magic and medicine that movement has to offer. Y’all are doing great work and this experience has served as a powerful reminder that we do better when we don’t have to do it alone.