Starling Thomas is writer/director and host of Fresh Out Tha Feds, a podcast and website that gives voice and resources to women impacted by mass incarceration in America. FreshOutthe Feds.com will provide recently released women with resources around education, housing, entrepreneurship, and spiritual liberation.Starling was wrongfully convicted in 2016 until she became part of the 2% of the incarcerated people in the United States who win their case on appeal. Her mission is to educate women who are battling the federal system and fighting non-violent offenses.
As a writer, Starling’s work has been included in publications such as Rolling Out & The Divine Voice. Her film, Harvest, won Best Screenplay at the Circle City Film Festival and is currently featured in the festival circuit as well as other festivals including the San Francisco Black Film Festival. She currently serves on the board of the Dallas Film Alliance where she seeks to expand the film community in Dallas.
Starling’s memoir Orange is NOT the New Black: How I Beat the Feds is due to release next year detailing how she and many other women get caught up in the unjust judicial system in America and she fought until the end to protect her innocence. With only a little over a year since her release, this is just the beginning of Starling’s fight for dignity of incarcerated women and criminal justice reform.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving