Being Beloved Ep. 4: ‘For Love of Ivy’ Finding self + forgiveness center Ivy Johnson’s return home

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Ivy Johnson’s childhood traumas as a girl in Philadelphia, resulted in her being one of the millions who got caught up during the crack cocaine epidemic.

Johnson went in-and-out of incarceration as she dealt with a crack cocaine addiction. Eventually, she ended up with a sentence where she could’ve possibly did life. After over 18 years, she was released. Before she got out, she began to dig deeper into herself for radical change. This is her story of finding her worth and beauty, and seeking reconciliation on Being Beloved podcast.

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

The Being Beloved podcast is a series dedicated to telling the lives of formerly incarcerated women with dignity and integrity. The host is Dr. Rolanda JW Spencer. The producer and editor is Dr. Kaia Niambi Shivers.

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