#91 WHOLE – ELDRA JACKSON III
ELDRA JACKSON III
Being WHOLE can mean accepting the light and dark sides of ourselves. TED Talker and Co-Exec Director of Inside Circle, Eldra Jackson III joins me for a conversation unpacking toxic masculinity from inside the prison system as an life-sentence inmate to his work with Inside Circle. We talk power + control, gang life, remorse (or lack of) and more. Eldra’s perspective on life and his humility is truly refreshing.
About my guest:
Eldra writes, speaks publicly and advocates for at-risk youth, criminal justice rehabilitation, community building and overcoming toxic masculinity. As an inmate at New Folsom Prison, he found Inside Circle and began a personal journey of self-awareness and transformation that not only led to being granted freedom from a life sentence, but also to his current leadership role. As a living example of successful rehabilitation and re-entry, his life’s work now – as a facilitator, trainer and mentor – includes actively supporting others, both within and outside of prison, in overcoming their limiting beliefs.