"Surviving in the under world of prisons is just that – an ART in survival.
Forced to exist in surroundings foreign to the very organic nature within us,
as women we struggle to erase the fear by shutting down our emotions.
The dialectic that ensues over the course of incarceration is voiced in tears
and sung in blood."
– Gayle K. Horii, from JPP Vol. 5:2 (1994)