Distracted From My Blessings


In Episode 6 of Free World, you’ll meet ARC Member Blanca Ruiz-Thompson and hear her story of overcoming the cycles of violence and incarceration that has plagued so many families. Blanca’s resilience and dedication to choosing love over violence and refusing to be distracted from her blessings, has made her into the incredible wife, mother, and advocate she is today.

In the Free World Blanca’s heart is with supporting and uplifting the children of incarcerated parents through organizing “Let’s Kick it With the Kids” and her own non-profit Brianna’s Closet. Brianna’s Closet provides Mom’s in need with blankets, beanies, and clothes for their children and surprise birthday parties for the children of incarcerated parents.

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