Human Me

The World Through The Eyes Of Someone Who Hasn’t Been In It For Over A Decade

If you were taken from this planet or over 10 years into space and then suddenly returned, what sort of changes do you think there would be? I wasn’t taken by aliens but I was in prison for over 10 years (may as well be the same thing, prison feels like you’re on another planet …

Believing In Those That Are Incarcerated

The Best People I Know Are Currently or Formerly Incarcerated   When I left prison in November of this last year I did so with conviction that I was going to make a difference in this world. I wasn’t alone. I made commitments to 4 people, all 3 of which are these amazing people that …

Always Looking For Side Gigs, Check Out My Fiverr Profile

I am looking for side gigs as a virtual assistant, consultant or help of some sort. I have created my Fiverr profile, link below. I am good in unique situations that don’t fit the usual 9-5 role and when you need someone who knows what confidentiality means and can deliver, I am your candidate.   …

If You Are Unhappy With Yourself, What Can You Do About, What Are You Doing About It?

What do you do if you are unhappy with yourself? I hear people all the time who are unhappy with their lives in many ways. It is sad to witness. They are unhappy about their jobs, weight, marriages, cars, appetites, body image, status, etc. and the one thing I consistently ask myself is “What are …

Insecure but Connected: What 10 years of technology has done to relationships (and why me being in prison has given me an advantage!)

Insecure but Connected: What 10 years of technology has done to relationships (and why me being in prison has given me an advantage!) When I first went to prison Bluetooth was a technology that was just beginning to emerge as a luxury item. Fast-forward nearly 11 years and as I come out of prison, I …

What Is HumanMe? Video Introduction!!!!!!!

What exactly is HumanMe? Great question that I will answer with a video from me!! This is the first time I have done something like this, if it goes well I will do many more!     See the video here:   With Love   Ruth Utnage  

My First Christmas In 11 Years

My First Christmas in 11 Years This morning I woke up to this in the transitional house I stay in, which is the Journey Project: I’ve been Christmas averse for over a decade because celebrating holidays after being incarcerated just didn’t seem appropriate. It was kind of a self-punishment thing or something else because when …

At Dinner And Everyone’s On Their Phones: The thing I said I’d never do

The other night I was at a Mongolian Grill called Jasmines with a few friends celebrating our very own Renee’s birthday (Happy Birthday Renee!) and I noticed that everyone at the table, myself included, was on their phone. It was an eye opening experience because when you’re in prison you don’t have the option to …

Secrets of A Formerly Incarcerated Transwoman: The time I called a corrections officer Daddy

I’ve said repeatedly that when I got out of prison I had lots of stories to tell that I couldn’t share while I was still in prison, secrets of a formerly incarcerated transgender woman. Well, I’m out…   I was always astonished at the number of corrections officers that hit on me. I never crossed …