The Lioness Tale Prison Project (LiT-uPP) brings transformational tools for spiritual freedom and emotional literacy to women serving long term to life prison sentences at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla.  Participants then facilitate the sharing of these resources throughout their prison community.

Based on the story of a young lioness captured from the wild and silenced by her life in captivity, LiT-uPP is about moving toward the deepest truth at the center of our beings and discovering our unique voice. It is about letting our voices blossom into full, meaningful and profound lives, no matter our external circumstances.  

The Lioness Tale - This book serves as a foundation to assist women in prison in th
eir own transformative process. 
Governor's Certificate of Honor
In August 2016, the LiT-uPP program received a Certificate of Honor from Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, commending its “ongoing commitment to provide hope and healing to women serving life sentences in maximum security prisons.”

Video Diane Pendola speaks about the Lioness Tale Prison Project.

Article -"Connecting with inner freedom: Camptonville woman brings hope to ‘lifers’ behind bars with Lioness Tale Prison Project" from the Nevada City Union newspaper

Join this movement that is awakening a liberating spirit that frees from the inside out of both literal prisons and the myriad prisons of our fears. Together we can ignite a flame of transformation that burns at the center of our personal lives and our collective soul.  Contact us for requests, questions or comments using the form on the right.

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   “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Nelson Mandela