‘I spent my time reading and writing, using books to free my mind and expand my thinking’
We’re honored to have a pioneering voice in American criminal justice reform, Shaka Senghor, on the Mindvalley Podcast. Tune in to hear the awe-inspiring journey of a man who used a 40-year prison sentence to expose the untold stories of life behind bars in his NYT bestselling book Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison.
Listen out for:
- His harrowing journey of escaping an abusive household only to be lured in by the streets of Detroit.
- How a promising medical student ended up spending his best years in prison.
- The inhumane realities he faced over 7 years in solitary confinement.
- How he found redemption and a higher calling through storytelling.
- The shocking link between Slavery and the American Prison System.
- The 30-day challenge Shaka took on to write his first book while in confinement.
- 5 Tips for anyone feeling isolated at home right now.
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To find out more about Shaka’s incredible work or to purchase a copy of Writing my Wrongs, visit Shaka’s website here – https://www.shakasenghor.com/
Shaka Senghor is the President of Shaka Senghor, Inc. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life,
Death and Redemption in an American Prison, debuted on The New York Times and The
Washington Post Best Seller Lists.
Shaka is a former MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow and a former Fellow in the inaugural class of
the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network. His 2014 TED Talk was featured
in their “Year in Ideas” roundup and has over 1.6 million views.
Shaka is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2012 Black Male Engagement (BMe)
Leadership Award, the 2015 Manchester University Innovator of the Year Award, the 2016
FORD Man of Courage Award, and the 2016 NAACP Great Expectations Award. He was recently
recognized by OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) as a “Soul Igniter” in the inaugural class of
the SuperSoul 100. He has taught at the University of Michigan and shares his story of
redemption around the world.
Today, Shaka’s priority is shifting societal narratives through storytelling and developing
workshops with high entertainment value and deep social impact. Transcending industries,
Shaka Senghor, builds and executes global strategies, develops thought focused leadership and
cultural campaigns as a consultant for businesses and non-profit organizations internationally.