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Dr. Clover A. Perez

BIO

Dr. Clover A. Perez is redefining what being a modern woman of faith means. Her message spread throughout the world, defying cultural views of what a woman who has been to prison should look like. She is a Motivational Speaker, Activist, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Executive Director of A Beautiful HEART Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for formerly incarcerated women and girls.  Clover is also the Founder of Clover Me'She Designs, a clothing line that promotes self-love, and the Founder of Seven65 Ventures. She also serves as Director of the Education Fund for A More Just America Action Fund. Clover is an Ambassador for The Susan G. Komen Foundation and a Justice-In-Education Scholar at Columbia University and holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy.  She also hosts a weekly podcast, Converse with Clover on YouTube and Spotify.

 

Since her release from federal prison in 2019 she has hit the ground running. Clover has been working tirelessly to bring awareness to mass incarceration and the warehousing of women and girls in the Federal Prison System. Clover's concept is simple: to draw open the curtain as wide as possible so the public can better understand who the "Faces of Women and Girls" are in prison. With a much clearer view, the public will see mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and nieces who have been ripped away from their families, causing much psychological damage as well as financial problems. 

Realizing that her experience in prison could be an asset to help those who are incarcerated, Clover sets out on a mission to illuminate the many women and girls who are left behind, to carry their cries further than they can by amplifying their stories in a way that hadn't been told. Clover always shares her story of how she and many women and girls found themselves exiled into a system that apparently doesn't care. She believes that perhaps our most profound tool at this juncture is telling our stories. Hopefully, someone will listen and acknowledge the problem because we cannot change what we do not understand. To this end, Clover is an active speaker on this topic and plans to take her story nationwide to continue the much-needed conversation and policy changes.

Clover has been a featured speaker on CBS, NBC, and Radio Shows, testified in Congress on the need for criminal justice reform and received several awards for her work with women and girls returning home from prison. She also supports the growing momentum to bring about meaningful criminal justice reform and looks forward to working hard to bring changes in the criminal justice system. 

 

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