Antoinette Carter was only a child when her mother was incarcerated. Antoinette wrestled with anger and frustration, as she struggled to understand why this was happening to her and not other children. The few times Antoinette tried to speak with others about my incarceration, she was made to feel like it was a taboo subject. She was made to feel shame for her mother’s incarceration, and began to carry this guilt with her. Antoinette discusses the hurt of experiencing her mother’s incarceration, and the powerful and difficult journey that brought them back to one another.