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Prison and the Language of Grief: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img
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Prison and the Language of Grief: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

"Each day I live in my own thoughts; I am being tortured to the point where I don't care whether I live or die," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "Grief for me is my own thoughts."

Consequences, Choices and Forks in the Road: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img
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Consequences, Choices and Forks in the Road: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

"One thing I have discovered in prison is that if you own your behaviors and choices, you take away the power of people to hold things over your head," Tim Hinkhouse writes.

Hoping for Clemency, Someday, From My 70-Year Sentence for HIV Nondisclosure: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img
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Hoping for Clemency, Someday, From My 70-Year Sentence for HIV Nondisclosure: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

"This is a second call asking whether you believe that a 70-year prison sentence for nondisclosure is too long," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "Could you please speak up for me?"

An Update on Our September Play Performances for Inmates and Outside Audiences: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img
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An Update on Our September Play Performances for Inmates and Outside Audiences: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

Tim Hinkhouse discusses his upcoming prison acting roles and his deep appreciation of the volunteers who make those performances possible.

Remembering Family We've Lost: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img
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Remembering Family We've Lost: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

Tim Hinkhouse reflects on deceased family members who shaped his character as a child and supported him during his trial and eventual imprisonment.

Facing HIV Prejudice and Stigma on the Job as a Prison Barber: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img
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Facing HIV Prejudice and Stigma on the Job as a Prison Barber: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

People rely on Tim Hinkhouse to cut their hair and do a good job. To those who stigmatize him for his HIV status, he says: "I will not let you characterize me as disgraceful or brand me with your misunderstandings!"

The Challenges of HIV Meds: Another Reality of Prison Life -- A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img
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The Challenges of HIV Meds: Another Reality of Prison Life -- A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

Each time the prison nurses ran out of Tim Hinkhouse's meds, he filed a grievance. After they found out he is excellent at articulating himself when writing complaints, they took him and his health issues seriously.

I Fight for What's Right: Equal Treatment for All: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img
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I Fight for What's Right: Equal Treatment for All: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

"My life seems easier living with an open mind than when I closed myself off to others who choose to live their lives differently from mine," Tim Hinkhouse explains. "Please don't think for one second that I won't accept you."

Birthday Reflections on Self-Managing Mental Health in Prison: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img
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Birthday Reflections on Self-Managing Mental Health in Prison: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

On his birthday, Tim Hinkhouse reflects on his road to staying well while incarcerated. "Being in prison can bring dark and lonely feelings," he says. "How you choose to deal with those feelings determines how strong a person you really are."

A Man's Perspective on Women and Fat Shaming: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img
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A Man's Perspective on Women and Fat Shaming: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

With recent debates about where plus sized models -- and average women -- fit into the world of beauty and fashion, Hinkhouse is firmly on the side of loving a woman's curves.