Joanne Gibbons

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My passion is to write for children traumatized by their circumstances, who find it difficult to speak for themselves, told in a serious vein but sprinkled with whimsy. I also write for the incarcerated in a system that is difficult to escape and has difficulty letting go of the incarcerated. I volunteer twice a week, facilitating four motivational meetings to promote self-awareness, recovery and self-empowerment at a men's correctional/rehabilitation facility. I belong to Skyline Writer's Group and Cleveland Lit, spent years with recovery, growing up in the Cleveland neighborhoods (moved over forty times, attended 8 schools), didn't attend college but landed a professional career in advertising/marketing that transitioned to a career in the felony court system where I met my audience.

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