Women in Prison and Freedom to Choose

Hello my beauties,

Valley State Prison in Chowchilla

Valley State Prison in Chowchilla

I am just writing a quick message and asking you to send prayers and light to the Freedom to Choose Foundation Leaders, volunteers inmates, and officers at CCWF Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF); the largest female institution in the state, located in Chowchilla, California. It is about a 4-5 hour drive north from LA. People will fly and drive in from all over the country to be apart of this healing team. It is one of the highlights of my schedule and the work we do there, communication skills, self healing and self empowerment is beyond all the inspiration I know of. Why? Because it works on all of us simultaneously and as a group we are one. Just as in the world we are one – and we forget that sometimes. Going into that prison reminds me that there but for the grace of God go I…or any one of us. We never know how life can end up. Or where our paths will lead. So many women there are victims of their own circumstances, perhaps they never had much of a chance to start with. Others just made decisions that put them there for the  purpose of spiritual growth. Whatever it is, we don’t judge, because that doesn’t help any of us. We simply share our skills, tools and love and spread that around. Today I send those things to all of you from my heart.

Womens PrisonIf you want to know more about the work we do, there is a little mini movie, documentary here. Click on and you will see the FTC team actually there at the prison and what the work we do there looks like.

Stay beautiful,

About Lorelei

Lorelei Shellist brings new meaning to the definition of "super model." Drawing from her own experiences as a runaway teen who followed her dream to travel the world and become an international couture model. Lorelei's delightful wit and sense of humor (as well as her "perfect fit" measurements) enabled her to serve as a graceful and spirited muse for top designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Yves St. Laurent, Christian LaCroix, Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene and Giorgio Armani. Lorelei writes candidly and boldly about life as a runaway, model, and her struggles with her fiancé’s addiction titled, "Runway RunAway A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock 'N Roll." Her life experiences have enabled her to pursue her passion to inspire others with her story of survival and success. Her intrinsic connection with others has led Lorelei towards counseling Women in Prison and At-Risk Teens, teaching critical “Life Skills.” As a fashion expert, Lorelei encourages women to attract appropriate attention though Conscious Dressing while having fun expressing themselves with what they wear. A graduate of the Masters Program in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica, her appeal crosses many demographics and is particularly appealing to the baby boomer generation who have grown up inundated with confusing and contradictory mass media messages.

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