During the writing of the script, I interviewed formerly incarcerated women who got treatment and are now successful members of the community. They range from prostitutes to bank robbers and now some of them have been sober for over ten years and do amazing work in the community. I got to know them, build relationships with them and began working with Shirley Harris, founder of Women For Sobriety Center to bring attention to the fact that an estimated 80% of women in prison are there because of alcoholism or addiction. This theme is central to our film and we wanted to begin to help the population the film is about NOW, not wait until the movie is done to help them. I have posted these interviews on this page because no one can explain better than they can how valuable programs like Shirley's are to women just getting out of prison. Women who attend them are 75% less likely to be re-incarcerated. But I'll let them tell you. Meet some of the real women of 7 on 10.
You can view all 9 of these great videos on our Youtube channel, but here are a few!
Meet Chrystal and Kim as they tell you about their 20 year friendship from prostitution to incarceration to inspiration.
Meet bank robber Annie! From confidence artist to entrepeneur and owner of a Los Angeles transitional housing project.
Meet Tahnee! From the streets of South Central to Juvenile Hall, Tahnee now manages the Downtown Women's shelter in L.A. Hear her incredible story.