Desiree "Dezi Speaks" Riley, of Philadelphia, PA, is an author, artist, mompreneur, visionary, and graduate of The Ohio State University with a focus on helping to shape this world into a better place for everyone. Her most recent work includes the book Felony to Freedom: Journey to Liberating an Incarcerated Mind.
Over the years Dezi has been lead on a journey of deep self-discovery, through rabbit-holes of societal injustice, and into a new reality that she could have never imagined existing while still living a “normal life''. Soon she would learn that she was never free, and that the only liberation could be found within.
Through weekly virtual Wellness Support Days, one of our primary focuses is recreational health, through activities that empower balance, health, and wellbeing for all. We consistently work in making pathways to holistic wellness accessible to youth, elders, and people who have been impacted by incarceration.
The MasterMind Cooperative’s mission is to address the fundamental needs in transitioning people from marginalized communities into living lives where they can thrive, through their own passions and service. We work to eliminate previously maintained barriers to success in business, community, happiness, and wellness.
February 2012, Desiree was your typical graduate student when on a late night road trip to Chicago, her life changed forever. Things were going as planned until the adventure ended with her being detained by the DEA, separated from her young son, and faced with a sentence of spending the next decade behind bars.
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