Marriam had an active childhood playing basketball, volleyball, and taekwondo. One of Marriam’s greatest achievements is receiving two AmeriCorps scholarships, and she’s currently working on her associate degree through the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound. Marriam also uses her incarceration to speak with teens about making positive choices. Marriam believes our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I want you breaking down the stereotypes that movies, television and the internet may have built in your minds about criminals and prison...People have this assumption that this badge is going to provide you with everything you need to know about me...

Coming to a Neighborhood Near You - Marriam Oliver - TEDxWashingtonCorrectionsCenterforWomen11:45

Coming to a Neighborhood Near You - Marriam Oliver - TEDxWashingtonCorrectionsCenterforWomen

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