One of the most difficult things a woman can go through is having a parent in prison. Luckily due to the internet people can easily be brought together. Recently the hashtag ‘#PrisonDaughters’ has gained traction among daughters of inmates. These strong women are constantly uploading seflies and images with the hashtag #PrisonDaughters.
The nine most liked photos on Instagram with this hashtag showed another side of prison daughters. The most liked photo on Instagram with this hashtag featured a daughter at her graduation ceremony. She only had pride for her accomplishments and family. She did not shy away from her father’s location by adding the Prison Daughters hashtag.
Another photo liked by many was a photo posted by a prison daughter featuring her own daughter. The toddler and mommy seemed incredibly happy and wanted to share their love with others on Instagram.
These women have been breaking barriers by showing they are proud of their families, homes and lives. By doing so they are empowering themselves and others in their situations. These women should be praised for breaking any stigmas that being a prison daughter may come with. If you are a daughter of a prisoner, be sure to post a photo on Instagram with the same hashtag.
But, in many cases, women with parents behind bars have had toxic relationships with these incarcerated parents. This is especially true when the parent is a prison mom. As daughters of women prisoners, we do worry about putting in so much time, just for things to be the same after mom is released.
In the #4 spot of most Liked #PrisonDaughter Instagram posts, we have @missuniiquee. She posts a picture of a beeeaaauuutiful little toddler. This Honduran beauty appears to be mixed (according to hashtags). She’s a prison daughter that’s sure to make her parents proud.
This Instagram user dedicated her page to prison families supporting their incarcerated loved ones. She asks that we all support the 2nd Chance Initiative for First Time Offenders. This bill is inspired by California Senate Bill 260 or SB 260.