Below are samples clips from audio interviews with A Living Chance participants. The recordings span from August 2014 to present. A Living Chance hopes to record approximately 60 people surviving Life Without Parole in California’s women’s prisons throughout the next year. These stories will be incorporated in public storytelling events, exhibitions and a forthcoming interactive website.


A lot of us do our time separate and isolated from everybody else, Amy, 2014
They certainly can’t take the love I have for myself, Ellen, 2015
Being lesbian was used against me in a court of law, Ceona, 2014
People just kinda see us as Lifers… but we’re not, Judith, 2014
I felt like my life was taken from me, Natalie, 2014 
Hope is like standing on the edge of a cliff, Kelly, 2015