Life After Prison – Eating Crow

Life After Prison – Eating Crow

Another beautiful piece by Cassy Bustos from our, “Life after prison” blog series: “While helping a fellow resident to deescalate from a typical & unfair halfway house/DOC scenario, it occurred to me that some of the strongest advice I can give...
Summer 2016 Updates with Dance 2B Free!

Summer 2016 Updates with Dance 2B Free!

Dance 2B Free Updates! By Gayle Nosal 1. The experience in Nebraska at the NCCW was over-the-moon marvelous. The warden: welcoming. sweet. supportive. hugging. had lunch with us! The rec center head, Shar Most: even more of all of the above about the warden. Shar...
Heavvvvy Sundays in Denver!

Heavvvvy Sundays in Denver!

On Sunday, June 19th at the Denver women’s correctional facility (DWCF), we walked into the gym and into a wall of tension from one of the inmates Michelle; Michelle has danced with us from day one and just completed the teacher-training. Her face was stone cold...
La Vista’s First Teacher-Training

La Vista’s First Teacher-Training

Our two weekends in Pueblo’s medium-security women’s prison were beyond our expectations. We had only experienced 3 in-person classes since D2BF began one year ago. Our relationships with the inmates were nothing like the ones we had established with the...
Driving on the wrong side of the road!

Driving on the wrong side of the road!

Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road and Saying “Half House” Three Times Quickly by Gayle Nosal (Gayle’s version of Milk Dud Magic) Since that afternoon in February 2015 when Lucy grabbed on to the idea I shared to dance with women in prison, magic has...
Milk Dud Magic

Milk Dud Magic

From the moment the idea of dancing in women’s prisons came to us, this process has been filled with magic. I was sitting with Gayle at Alchemy of Movement, chatting about Alchemy becoming a nonprofit when she casually said, “You could make a nonprofit...