WELCOME!

Perhaps its’s your very first visit inside the world of women who support an incarcerated loved one, or maybe this is a familiar road you have traveled.  Just know that you are in the right place to learn, grow and be informed about real resilience. 

 

I’m Crystal Wyatt a native of Philadelphia, birthplace of America and the Criminal Justice Reform movement. I’m the former Owner and Operator of Ride and Rebuild, LLC, a service that provided transportation for families to visit an incarcerated loved one in Pennsylvania State Prisons. 

 

I'm currently the host of the Real Resilience Prison Wife Life podcast where women supporters share their stories of resilience. I'm also the author of my memoir Road Trippin': Riding and Rebuilding through Resilience  sharing my own truth.

Below is a timeline to see how I arrived at this truama-informed space of sharing stories of women impacted by incarceration.

1999-2003

Fell in love with a Brother who got arrested and convicted of a felony!

   

2003-2005

Refocused, Regrouped and

Transformed

 

2006

Pilot tested my "van" Service

to SCI Graterford

 

2007-2009

PA State Prison research and

Business Plan Completed

 

2010

Registered

Ride and Rebuild, LLC

 

2011

Entered WORC Business Plan

Competition and Won an award for my "van" service Concept

 

2012 

First Trip to a Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution

 

2012-2013

Partnered with the UCAN Lifers at SCI Graterford

on their Fatherhood Program

 

2013-2016

Finally Learned the language of Trauma and Resilience

 

2015

Received a mural for the Beyond the Wall Exhibit from

the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

 

2016

Collaborated on the Working Toward a Trauma-informed Philadelphia

with Dr. Sandy Bloom and Drexel University

 

2017

Received grant funds for the trauma-informed Real Resilience

women’s empowerment program from the Hope and Grace Foundation

 

2018

Became a Steering Committee Member of the

Philadelphia Adverse Childhood Experiences Task Force

 

2018

Finalist in the Scattergood Foundation Innovation Award

for Real Resilience

 

2019

Started the Real Resilience Prison Wife Life Podcast

 

2019

Closed Ride and Rebuild to Heal

 

2020

Authored my memoir,

Road Trippin’: Riding and Rebuilding through Resilience

Now that you're all caught up. Head over to our Commissary tab to purchase a copy of my memoir where I share my story of overcoming adverse childhood experiences that led to the creation of my successful business and podcast.  

© 2020 Created by Crystal Wyatt for Real Resilience PWL