Literally growing up within prison walls, Lakisha Short has discovered her purpose through her struggles. Serving a 55 year sentence, she maintains by sharing her story. Utilizing her talents, she has developed a creative way of change – encouraging, inspiring, and empowering others. During the TEDx Wilmington Salon event, Ms. Short takes responsibility, makes sacrifices and is willing to surrender to what she is for who she can become.

we question: Is it possible? Possible to overcome the hurt? The pain? The past? In our minds we have this conversation. Seeking inside ourselves we find a door. A door that many have tried to open with manipulating, lies and deceitfulness...A new day comes, but old things remain. A constant reminder that we are not perfect.


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