Starr is actively working toward her associate degree through the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound. She works in the Braille Program and is involved in many other activities. To Starr, life is about living the best life you can and being the best you can possibly be regardless of where you are and what the circumstances. Life is not just about you, but about the connections you make with others.

I came as an inmate starting a 40 year sentence...I knew I had nothing left to contribute to the world and I never would again...The first few years I was here, I acted out, got in trouble. Eventually, I got tired of that and stayed out of trouble long enough to get a job as a teacher's aide...Over time I realized that helping others get to that AHA! moment, it made me think that maybe, just maybe, I did have something left to give.

Everybody Includes You - Starr Lake - TEDxWashingtonCorrectionsCenterforWomen06:24

Everybody Includes You - Starr Lake - TEDxWashingtonCorrectionsCenterforWomen

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