June 20, 2014

[EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] DeVon Franklin Speaks At TEDx at Ironwood State Prison

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Written by: Kim Ford
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In May DeVon Franklin had the honor of speaking at a TEDx event at the Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, CA. The theme of the event was “Infinite Possibilities.”

DeVon pointed out that even though these individuals where physically bound in prisons, many of us bind ourselves within the chains of our past, our struggles, failures, and so on. It doesn’t matter if we are physically confined or if we are hanging on to the chains of our past, they DO NOT DEFINE YOU! I love how they described this event at Ironwood:

The most effective way to end mass incarceration in this country is to begin mass education in our communities, as well as in our prisons. Even though we may be confined in prison, we are not confined in our dreams and aspirations. And the moment that we realized each of us has the power to actively shape our conditions, instead of being shaped by them, a world of infinite possibilities emerged…hence our guiding principle and theme.

They are NOT confined in their dreams and aspirations! Whatever you are struggling with, whatever stronghold you feel is holding you back, have faith that GOD is in control of your destiny. – DeVon Franklin

Watch DeVon’s video below and tell us in the comments what it inspires you to do!

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Kim Ford
Kim Ford is the founder & publisher of, author of "The Success Mindset", a God-inspired media mogul, speaker, red carpet correspondent, culture influencer, super mom and your ideal best friend. She's interviewed greats like Tyler Perry, Sony Pictures exec DeVon Franklin, Meagan Good, Mali Music, Kevin Hart, Jada Pinkett Smith, T.D. Jakes and more. You've probably seen her covering the red carpet at the BET Awards, Soul Train Awards and many others. You can always find her bringing faith to mainstream and empowering women! To learn more about Kim, click here. #TeamLove #TeamStrongFamilies #TeamiPhone