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A Radical Life of Chaos with Elizabeth Mikotowicz
Episode 1913th May 2023 • Calming the Chaos • Tracy Kenela
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A Radical Life of Chaos…And Beyond! – Interview with Elizabeth Mikotowicz

If you would like to hear from someone who has had a radical and chaotic life…from Domestic Violence to drug addiction to becoming a prisoner in federal prison, then join us for a talk with Elizabeth Mikotowicz, who has found a way out radical chaos and found a way into a new life.

I. Intro – Tell us about yourself and your past chaotic history

II. What sorts of chaos did you experience?

• Survival of Domestic Violence

• Addicted to opioids

• Seizures

• Being a single mom and pregnant

• Turned away from a Domestic Violence Shelter

• Injury to her windpipe

• Child Protective Services

• Getting involved with drug dealers, pimps and thugs

• Going to federal prison for a non-violent drug charge

• Another Drug conviction and prison time

• No double jeopardy for drug charges

• Health Insurance ( and lack thereof) – so no access to counseling or medication

III. How did you turn it all around:

a. Realizing I am in a state of crisis / chaos

b. Painting murals in prison

c. Designing clothing

d. Making and selling artwork

e. Working for legislation change to provide more resources for vulnerable populations who struggle with domestic violence, addiction and mental illness

f. Working with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

IV. Products and Services you’d like to promote

a. Upcoming book “No Justice…Just Us”

b. Adult coloring books

c. Clothing items

d. Artwork

V. Website Tour

VI. Social Media Links:

Linked In




Christina Randall’s YouTube playlist about life in Prison at

List of State Agencies for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation:

Take care, and have a great Summer!




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