NOTE: THIS IN AN IN-PERSON MEETING (Capped at 12 ppl).
Julia attended her first Bloggers Meetup in 2014 with an idea but wasn’t sure what to do about it. Through attending Bloggers Meetup meetings and sharing her idea, she was encouraged to move forward with them.
A friend from the WordPress Meetup created Prison: The Hidden Sentence website for her in 2015 and she started blogging. Her journey didn’t stop there. She had been telling other people’s stories in her blog and knew that if her audience was going to grow that she had to tell her story.
Today she’s an author, podcaster, facilitator, and speaker. Her goal is to remove the stigma that is placed on families when they have a loved one in the criminal justice system and to raise awareness about the effects of incarceration on families.