Artwork by Toni Love Valenzuela

When I look at it, I immediately think, “No matter who we are, we need to embrace our uniqueness and come together in life!”

Live. Laugh. Love.

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Toni Love Valenzuela

Toni Love Valenzuela is a writer incarcerated at Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, Calif.