The Art of Soulmaking: Prison Edition is a book co-authored by Nicole Daedone and Beth Wareham, designed to guide incarcerated individuals on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. The book offers a series of lessons and practices to help those in prison access their inner voice, or soul, and develop a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them, using the sometimes harsh conditions of prison as material for awakening.
The book is structured around weekly practices and exercises that can be done over six months, with the aim of fostering a commitment to growing one’s soul and living a more fulfilling and flourishing life within prison. By reframing the prison experience as an opportunity for growth and transformation, The Art of Soulmaking: Prison Edition seeks to empower individuals to find meaning and purpose in their lives, ultimately contributing to their community and society.
As of April 2023, over 16,000 incarcerated individuals have engaged The Art of Soulmaking.
In addition to purchasing a book, you may sign up to volunteer as a penpal and exchange letters with those in prison studying the material.