We represent an invisible population of children & young adults impacted by parental incarceration. We are the Collateral Consequences of mass incarceration in the United States. Our Stories are often Unknown & Untold, Our Traumas are Misdiagnosed & Overlooked, Our Futures are often Misrepresented and Our Experiences are Unheard…There are over 10M of us Nationwide. WE ARE THE COLLECTIVE AUTHORS OF OUR PERSONAL NARRATIVES. WE WILL ELIMINATE THE STIGMA & SHAME OF OUR EXPERIENCE. WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR US.
It’s time to HEAL!it’s time for AMERICA to do the RIGHT THING!
It’s an emotional rollercoaster that we’ve lived for so many years... For so long.... I never...ever...discussed this with anybody because I never knew that anybody was going through this.
Mass Incarceration is a Tsunami that has ripped apart families & destroyed communities
We Got Us Now is a national movement built by, led by and about children and young adults impacted by parental incarceration with the mission to ENGAGE, EDUCATE, ELEVATE & EMPOWER our historically invisible population through the use of digital narratives, safe-spaces & advocacy led campaigns to ensure our voices are at the forefront of strategic initiatives, practices and policies that will help to keep our families connected, create fair sentencing and end mass incarceration.