Anyé’s Story: Speaking Out and Breaking a Vicious Cycle

My name is Anyé Young and I am the child of a prisoner. I was born in Greensboro, N.C., and now live in the Washington, D.C., metro area. I am currently 17 years old, a graduating senior in high school, and an honor student. On Father’s Day, June 2018, I self-published my first book, Teen Guide to Living With Incarcerated Parents (#TGLWIP). That summer, I was 16 and my father still had six years remaining on his 12-year prison sentence.

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