S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 9 - Willie C. Williams
Solitary confinement is not the space most inmates want to find themselves, especially not for six months. For S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk guest, Willie C. Williams, Author of Ballin’ it was right where he needed to be. In this episode of S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk, Willie sits down with host and creator, J Haleem and discusses the decision that lead to him being sentenced to 45 years, writing two books in prison, and the inspiration for his now reformed life - his daughter.
Show Notes -
1:03 - J Haleem welcomes Willie Williams to the show
1:48 - Mr. Williams speaks on growing up in small-town Mullins, SC
4:28 - Willie explains what happens when you go off to college as a young man with no supervision
5:44 - Willie explains his journey of getting involved in the streets
6:21 - Willie explains the turning point in his life, that lead to him being sentenced to 45 years for attempted murder
7:47 -The “shift” that changed his mindset
9:06 - How a cellphone lead to six months in solitary confinement & the beginning of his writing
11:11 - Willie shares his 5-Year Plan
14:20 - The process of parole
17:00 - Being on a “prison farm,” with no supervision
18:11 - Willie shared the inspiration for his book title
23:22 - Willie shares the game plan to his book release
30:18 - Willie shares the steps he took to learn more about construction
31:14 - The challenges of entrepreneurship and starting his company, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Preservation, LLC
34:03 - Seek Spiritual Wisdom
35:33 - BALLIN’ - does the phrase mean the same to Willie now?
38:13 - J Haleem speaks on the Black community needing to tell their story more
41:11 - Willie describes what S.T.A.R.V.E. Means to him?
46:00 - Jay thanks Willie for being a guest
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