Comedian Luenell Shares Her Powerful Testimony

Luenell Shares Her Testimony

I’ve always been a Luenell fan, but I think I love her just a little bit more after she shared her powerful testimony with her fans.

The actress and comedian posted a photo of her wristband and Inmate Vending Card from when she was incarcerated and shared her journey from being in a jail cell to becoming a successful comedian to inspire her fans.

See her full post below.

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20 yrs ago I was convicted and sentenced to months on End n county Jail at Twin Towers Correctional Facility on an embezzlement charge. (I robbed the bank I worked at?). I was separated from my 19 month old daughter. I was crying every day. ?I was extradited fr the Bay Area to Los Angeles. I was a disappointment to my Family. I was trash. I thought I would Never get out. I thought Surely they would loose my paperwork. The food sucked and the showers were even worse. Only prayer and the love of my friends got me thru. @renelsfvoyce @misslaurahayes @edwondasworld @whoscarmilla The Lawson Family, Marsha, Liz, Ann, Dessie….All my Oakland Comic Friends, Geoffrey Pete, Sweet Jimmie, Chuck Johnson And my Soul Beat Family, my Baby Daddy and His family.

Well, I DID get released. B 4 I even went to c my kid, tha homie Janet Lewis/White took me to c @guytorry and I got on stage at The Comedy Store’s Phat Tuesday and I vented. Vented about my crime, my strip searches and my time I had just done. I got a standing ovation?? I took a Deep breath and I made it my Biz to NEVER get locked up again! ??‍♂️??‍♀️ I grinded. I studied. I pounded the pavement. I WON! Oh, I’m no @iamwandasykes or @kevinhart4real but I’m FREE! Free of fear. Free of stress. Free of Hunger and cold. You can DO it! You can WIN! I feel Great about my life now and old habbits don’t die easy. I know. It takes Work to do the right thing but just chk out my NEXT Post to c what I mean! Be strong! Don’t fuk it Up! Keep your head to the sky??. STAY PRAYED UP!??You can DO it! I believe in you…..??

I so appreciate Luenell for being transparent.