"I have such a sense of gratitude to be where I am today, living the life that I am, it sometimes feels a bit surreal as if I’m living a dream. I’ve been so blessed by such a strong support system, that has kept me moving forward even before I was released. People who took the time to connect with me while I was inside, and have shown up en masse when I was released to contribute in some way to my success. It’s these tokens of trust, generosity, and love that keep me going. They empower me to want to rise to my full potential.. whatever that may be. I can only pray that the next man in my position can be as fortunate as I have to have the awakening that I did. To see themselves in a new light, to release the pain and fear, and to live their lives in an authentic and nourishing manner." - @tukeone
This month we will be diving deep into the stories of several system affected people who have broken their cycles of incarceration by discovering various forms of regenerative healing, helping them to take back their lives and become important contributors to their communities. This is a topic that is near and dear to our heart with our parent company, @guayaki
, recently establishing their own distribution company “ The Yerba Mate Co.” which is dedicated to providing opportunities for meaningful employment to system affected individuals globally.
Currently we are putting on a number of events in Colorado, many of which include local artists like Tuke; a Denver-based graffiti artist who spent some time hanging out with the Come To Life crew as part of the @thecrushwalls
event in denver. Above is a short write up from the man himself where he reflects on the path that led him to where he is today and the forces that helped shape him.
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