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André 'Redd' Vaughn

Home: Bronx, NY
Age: 22

André is a peer educator at Friends of Island Academy. He recently finished a radio fellowship at Sound Portraits Productions and was the teaching assistant for the Youth Portraits Project.





I never ever got more than an hour of sleep, because every fifteen minutes they would pull my slot open and say my name. I felt numb. I mean, even if I gave up hope, there would have been nothing I could do because I still would have been in that cell. So I did nothing. There was nobody to love. Everybody I loved was basically on the other side of the world.


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