Billie Simões Belo is collaborating with participants of A Living Chance to paint their portraits. These portraits serve two purposes: to express gratitude to the project’s participants and honor their lives; and to function as a visual reference that both unifies the LWOP community and brings forth their individuality. These portraits will be used in public storytelling events and copies will be sent inside prison to the person themselves and outside to their families or loved ones.

To view more or contact the Billie, visit simoesbelostudio.com. Below are examples of in-progress portraits.