In 2018, Mahogany L. Browne was awarded a fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund in support of her work to document, through the lens of writing and poetry, communities most harmed by mass incarceration—especially women and children. As part of Browne’s work, we have partnered with her to present a series of original essays and related poems curated from our collection over the months ahead.

The Arts for Justice Fund was founded by Agnes Gund, with the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, to support artists and arts initiatives that call for change, expose injustice, and empower communities.