Changing lives at Tomorrow’s Women

Thanks to Tommorrow’s Women in Glasgow for allowing us to share this recent story about the impact the service is having in the lives of the women who use the service.

It first appeared in the Tomorrow’s Women newsletter.

Our names are Roberta and Rebecca. We live in HMP Greenock, Bute House. We have been coming to Tomorrows Women for about 2 months now. We like coming here and meeting new people; people just like us who have experienced prison life or other things.

The girls and workers here are really nice, they don’t judge anyone. We come to the cooking class on a Tuesday where we cook budget meals, something that is really handy to know. We also attend the arts and crafts sometimes on a Wednesday which is fun. We wrote our own song with Voxliminis, we really enjoyed that. The songs were based on a postcard from yourself to someone else. As much fun as it was it was also emotional as we were expressing our feelings but at the end of it we all had really good songs. We had a Halloween party too, everyone dressed up and sang on the karaoke which for me (Rebecca) was new as I didn’t have the confidence to do that before which just shows what Tomorrow’s Women has done for me.

For me (Roberta) the song writing was amazing. I did not think I had the confidence to do something like this and after two days of working with Voxliminis I had a song recorded. Attending Tomorrow’s Women has made a big difference in our lives.

Roberta and Rebecca