Olivia E. McCheyne

Name: Olivia E. McCheyne

What city and state do you live in?: Syracuse, New York

How and why did you get involved in the work?: I am currently a doctoral student studying Leadership Studies at Johnson University. I'm also self-employed providing Advocacy, Coaching, Consulting, and Educational services. I am passionate about helping others reach their maximum potential.

What made you want to join CLI?: I wanted to join the CLI program so that I could gain skills to help me work collectively with others to advance the women's justice movement.

What has been the most valuable thing so far about being a part of CLI?: What I've valued most about CLI is having had the opportunity to meet so many amazing women doing such important criminal justice reform work.

What do you wish people knew about women who are incarcerated/formerly incarcerated/their families?: Incarcerated/formerly incarcerated women and their families are some of the most resilient people you could ever meet.

Who is your biggest supporter?: My children are my biggest supporters.

What is your favorite form of self-care?: My favorite form of self-care is feeding my spirit.