Hear Me, See Me

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"These straight-from-the-gut writings by incarcerated women will break your heart and put it back together again ... This is sure to become a classic in the growing body of prison literature."

Sister Helen Prejean, author, Dead Man Walking


Powerful, unvarnished prose and poetry by women imprisoned in Vermont, survivors of every kind of trauma, abuse, and addiction, whose individual and collective works explore and transcend the physical and spiritual trials of their lives

Compiled and introduced by writinginsideVT’s co-founders and facilitators, writers and activists Marybeth Christie Redmond and Sarah W. Bartlett, Hear Me, See Me is a book of deep insight and inspiration, providing readers with

           First-person stories of ‘broken’ women alight with the human spirit

           A witness to the power of writing to cultivate individual voice and healthy community

           Challenges to examine their own faith/spiritual lives through the lens of some of the most marginalized human beings on the planet

           A “call to action” to accept responsibility for transforming a prison system that robs people of human dignity

           Encouragement for other women (and men) offenders to participate in prison writing programs as one modality to begin healing their lives


Marybeth C. Redmond and Sarah W. Bartlettco-founded writinginsideVT  in 2010 to utilize writing as a tool for self-change and building healthy community among Vermont’s incarcerated women. Marybeth is a writer-journalist who has covered marginalized communities for 25 years.  Sarah is a published author and founder/director of Women Writing for (a) Change®-Vermont, LLC, whose practices and principles form the foundation of writinginsideVT.






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Hear Me, See Me
Incarcerated Women Write
Marybeth Christie Redmond
Sarah W. Bartlett
Full-color illustrations
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