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Edinboro

The Circle, The Plate, The Ladder: Taking Control of Your Narrative

“The plate, the ladder, the circle” is an interactive, participatory workshop designed to help people find their voice to define their own narrative. This is a philosophy for self-control, time management, and owning your journey.

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The Circle, The Plate, The Ladder: Taking Control of Your Narrative
The Circle, The Plate, The Ladder: Taking Control of Your Narrative

Time & Location

Aug 23, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Edinboro, 130 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16412, USA

About the event

“The plate, the ladder, the circle” is an interactive, participatory workshop designed to help

people find their voice to define their own narrative. This is a philosophy for self-control, time

management, and owning your journey. It is about setting boundaries and goals to protect people

against the judgment of others and themselves, because we tend to be our biggest critics. By

using these philosophical concepts in decision-making situations, there never has to be regret for

the decisions made. The decisions, based on sound reasoning and judgment, will be the best ones

possible for the person at that moment in time. This workshop is not just about taking back your

life, but owning it, and finding what is best for yourself in that critical moment of panic or

indecision. The use of memory triggers…plate/ladder/circle… will help guide people through the

process of decision making and protecting themselves, regardless of the situation.

Pam has been involved (involuntarily) in the federal penal system for about 7 years. She

is a member of several Facebook advocacy groups, and is the administrator of two of them. Pam

is an advocate for criminal justice reform, and understands that the grief of prisoners and their

families is often disenfranchised.

Pam is currently a University of Kentucky student pursuing a PhD in Gerontology. Her

research is on the lived experiences of older women in a relationship with a man who is

incarcerated. She also has a Master’s degree in counseling, and her Bachelor and Associate

degrees are in Human Relations and Human Services, respectively.

Pam has worked for the military (as a spouse) and traveled extensively. She also has

worked in non-profits, and both the public and private sectors. Pam is married, and her husband

is incarcerated in Yazoo City, MS. She and her husband have five grown children and many

grandchildren between them. She lives in South Carolina and recently bought an acre of land in

the middle of a forest for the safety of her husband when he gets released.

Pam is part of many advocacy groups and committees, and writes non-fiction; she has

authored a trilogy that is unpublished. She is researching how to turn her workshop into both a

pocket reference book and full-time employment.

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