Juvenile Justice

Tasha conducts research-based creative writing workshops for young women in U.S. juvenile detention facilities—a population that is often egregiously underserved and underheard by a system designed for males. Statistics consistently show that young women are arrested for different reasons than young men, and that they’re much more likely to have learning disabilities, to have been victims of sexual assault, and/or to suffer from mental illness. Tasha’s “Project Uncaged” offers gender-specific workshops designed for rehabilitation, education, and (perhaps most importantly) the amplification of young women’s stories, voices, and needs. PS: these women write beautiful poems.

LEARN MORE: Project Uncaged