Implementing Feminist Attitudes in the Inspired Minds Classroom to Help Reduce Recidivism

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Gabrielle Torres


Implementing feminist attitudes in the Inspired Minds classroom—or any classroom for that matter—creates a contested space for active learning where students are comfortable in expressing their ideas and emotions through discussions and writing assignments. Although data regarding recidivism rates are a work in progress in Canada, educational programs like Inspired Minds help participants experience self-expression, which may lead to positive outcomes as contributing members of society. Sharing this learning experience with the participants of Inspired Minds allows everyone involved in the process to partake in an educational journey and demonstrates to the inmates that anyone, regardless of writing experience, can benefit from creative writing.