Discover the heartwarming tale of Susan Burton, who overcame the struggles of addiction, loss, and incarceration to become a beacon of hope for those in her former shoes. Her story is beautifully narrated in her bestselling autobiography, Becoming Ms. Burton, inspiring countless incarcerated women by showing that rebuilding their lives after prison is entirely possible. Beyond just words, she has transformed her narrative into tangible help for the formerly incarcerated by creating the Sisterhood Alliance for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), a network aiming to provide housing and resources. The reach of her work continues to expand, with 38 homes in the U.S. and three in Africa. Susan's journey and ongoing efforts serve as a true testament that "there are no throw-away people -- your life matters." Her life mission is still in progress as she aims to cultivate a new generation of leaders who will continue her impactful work. The seed she planted has been watered and it continues to grow.

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