Being Beloved Ep. 2: ‘Gotta Have Faith’ Healing from trauma, addiction and prison, Faith Bartley speaks

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Holding onto her spiritual foundation, Faith Bartley personifies her name in her journey through reintegrating back into Philadelphia after years of addiction and incarceration.

Faith Bartley walked into the recording session fresh from hearing that she received her bachelor’s degree. At 51, the road was long and curvy, but today is aligned with self love and fulfillment.

Raised in North Philadelphia, Faith Bartley’s early childhood trauma turned into a lifelong journey of healing. As she grew, so did her struggles with addiction, getting money

Dr. Spencer is a justice studies professor and re-entry scholar.

and stability. Ultimately, it led to her doing multiple stints in prison. But, when she decided to change course, she weathered many storms. At the center she began to see who she really was and is—a beautiful soul.

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