EVEN TOUGH GIRLS WEAR TUTUS
Inside the World of a Woman Born in Prison
The story of a woman whose gift for finding purpose in life drives her to help others change their lives even as she struggles to accept and overcome her own past, born heroin addicted to a mother in prison. Her story proves we’re more than the sum of our parts, and there’s always a chance for redemption.
Sometimes, it takes a dive over the edge to find your center. Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus is about the courage and curiosity to create an authentic life with purpose and resilience, and what it takes to hold onto this courage.
Today Deborah tours women’s prisons to plant seeds of possibility and hope for others, and little by little, fulfilling her mission to change attitudes of secrecy and shame.
Deborah Jiang Stein is a writer and public speaker who devotes her work to women, men, and children in the margins of society. Founder of the nonprofit The unPrison Project to serve women in prisons, she’s at work on another memoir, a YA novel, and a collection of short stories.