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.
Fell in love with a Brother who got arrested and convicted of a felony!
Refocused, Regrouped and
Pilot tested my "van" Service
to SCI Graterford
PA State Prison research and
Business Plan Completed
Ride and Rebuild, LLC
Entered WORC Business Plan
Competition and Won an award for my "van" service Concept
First Trip to a Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution
Partnered with the UCAN Lifers at SCI Graterford
on their Fatherhood Program
Finally Learned the language of Trauma and Resilience
Received a mural for the Beyond the Wall Exhibit from
the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Collaborated on the Working Toward a Trauma-informed Philadelphia
with Dr. Sandy Bloom and Drexel University
Received grant funds for the trauma-informed Real Resilience
women’s empowerment program from the Hope and Grace Foundation
Became a Steering Committee Member of the
Finalist in the Scattergood Foundation Innovation Award
for Real Resilience
Started the Real Resilience Prison Wife Life Podcast
Paused Ride and Rebuild to Heal
Authored my memoir,
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.