"When I have first heard about the project, it immediately drew my attention. I experienced a feeling of fear when they explained to me the seriousness and the commitment that a penitentiary brand implies. Over time, I realized that it was a challenge and a chance to accomplish something great. The penitentiary centre is my house and I am glad to see that even if people are deprived of their liberty, opportunities exist. IntegrArte was the opportunity to show us that as inmates we have a lot to give. When I leave, I will not feel sad but I will feel happy to know that we made something big out of small pieces. Everything that is made here is made with love, we therefore called the initiative "Freedom Workshop" because we are free to choose if we want to be part of the project and the persons who are supervising us treat us with respect.
"Be free and leave us feel free is precisely what gives us the capacity to work in harmony, create, produce and move forward. The working group has been an example, it shows us that despite that it combines different people with different characters; we are forming a beautiful family. The workshop is a space of dialogue and interaction where women listen and understand each other. That is the reason why each product is special because they are made with love. When I was in the street, I was doing anything relating to art. Even with my daughters, I did not have time but I feel like I have liked art my whole life. Now that I have all the time in the world, I am focusing on designing and creating and it makes me happy. IntergrArte taught us that we all have a talent."