Heal, Restore, and Transform Lives & Relationships
Our intimate, face-to-face communication games have proven to fill an extensive void in our fast-paced, increasingly disconnected technological world.
Trance4mation Nation’s board games and card decks make indispensable dialogue, and transformative, life-changing, deeply compassionate conversations convenient and highly enjoyable, and have impacted over one hundred thousand lives to date.
When you have no way to process your experiences, or to share your struggles and your dreams, possibly little access to resources–when you won’t or can’t go to a therapist or counselor, where can you go?
Trance4mation Nation has met and continues to meet this challenge by developing and launching restorative communication games which provide for a human infrastructure of compassion and healing. Hundreds of millions of people have no one to share their struggles, lives, experiences, or even their dreams with, and do not have access to, or resources for therapy, or due to stigma will not go to a counselor or therapist.
No matter how alone you may feel, these tools provide a space in which we discover we share many of the same struggles, and where we can give and receive guidance, support, compassion and healing...And have a great time!
Minerva Mimi Pascula
Board Member and Criminal Justice Activist
Minerve "Mimi" Pascual is a criminal justice activist who considers herself an "arivist," blending the worlds of justice reform and media. Currently, she serves as a Fellow for Second Chance Studios. She was selected to be a part of the inaugural cohort focused on helping returning citizens build digital media careers.
Mimi is also the Founder of La-Madrina Entertainment, a production company that honors her Latino heritage and is dedicated to sharing relatable stories with the world.
Previously, Minerva worked with SingSing Prison Collective Oral Histories as well as fashion pioneer FUBU where she led advertising, marketing, and public relations. She has also served as a producer, actor, and writer for productions such as the weekly internet radio show "it's Coffie Time," a show that focuses on issues related to social, racial, and criminal justice reform in America, as well as the critically-acclaimed film "Take the Bridge" which was featured at the Tribeca and HBO Latino Film Festivals. One of her proudest accomplishments is developing a reality show that was later pitched and picked up by Sony Entertainment.
She has had the distinguished privilege of participating in Paralegal Pathways Fellowship, Broadway Advocacy Coalition Fellowship, College Community Fellowship (CCF), Columbia University's Center for Justice, and the John Jay Institute for Justice and Opportunity where she served as a mentor and Community Advisory Board member. Minerva earned her Bachelor's Degree in Arts & Theater from The City University of New York's City College.
National Campaign Director of the Recharge Reentry Support Group Movement / Founder of Educate, Don't Incarcerate / Director of the I am A Credible Messenger National Campaign ? Co-founder of the United Freedom Coalition.
Terrance is the Founder of Educate Don’t Incarcerate, a grassroots organization that raises awareness surrounding criminal and juvenile justice reform, and assists formerly incarcerated men with mentorship in pursuing higher educational opportunities. He is also the Director of the I Am A Credible Messenger National Campaign, as well as Co- founder of the United Freedom Coalition.
Terrance has committed himself to creating social and political change within the criminal justice system. In this capacity, Terrance has partnered with Leslie Robinson, the creator of the Recharge Reentry Restorative Communication game. Utilizing the evidence-informed Recharge Reentry game, Terrance and Leslie are building a nationwide grassroots mobilization effort to provide greatly needed healing, resilience and community to those impacted by the criminal justice system. Terrance is building a Credible Messenger (formerly incarcerated individuals) “Army” who will provide workshops within prisons, halfway houses, programs, in communities, and in families, both online, and in person nationwide.
After a ten year career at The Doe Fund, where Terrance served on the executive team as The PR Coordinator RWA-America, and later as the Community Affairs Liaison, Terrance joined the faculty at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work as an Adjunct Professor, where he teaches Forensic Justice in Problem Solving Courts.
Terrance has gained national recognition for his commitment to criminal justice reform. After spending over 19 years of his life going through the revolving door of incarceration and recidivism, it was in 2009 when he entered The Doe Fund, a transitional reentry program that assists the formerly incarcerated with changing their lives based in New York City, that he not only broke the cycle of incarceration, but as he shares “found his purpose!” As a formerly incarcerated person, Terrance brings a very insightful, distinctive and unique perspective surrounding these issues. Terrance believes that “those who are closer to the problem, are also those who are closest to the solution” in creating a more fair and equitable system of justice.
Celia Brown is an African American woman and long time activist in the psychiatric survivor movement. Celia is the Regional Advocacy Specialist at the NYC Field Office, New York State Office of Mental Health. She provides technical assistance and support to people with psychiatric disabilities and their families. She was instrumental in developing the peer specialist civil service title in the Country, and first peer specialist in NYS. Celia facilitates trainings on peer support, self-care and wellness approaches. She earned her NYS Peer Certification. Celia is the founder of Surviving Race: The Intersection of Injustice, Disability and Human Rights, She is a member of the Healing and Hip Hop team and uses her experiences in recovery through music.
Celia is a Keep It Real 100 Creator for a virtual game to support Black, Indigenous, People of Color Youth and allies with mental health, addiction, and other categories.