Episode 19

A Radical Life of Chaos with Elizabeth Mikotowicz

Published on: 13th May, 2023

A Radical Life of Chaos…And Beyond! – Interview with Elizabeth Mikotowicz

If you would like to hear from someone who has had a radical and chaotic life…from Domestic Violence to drug addiction to becoming a prisoner in federal prison, then join us for a talk with Elizabeth Mikotowicz, who has found a way out radical chaos and found a way into a new life.

I. Intro – Tell us about yourself and your past chaotic history

II. What sorts of chaos did you experience?

• Survival of Domestic Violence

• Addicted to opioids

• Seizures

• Being a single mom and pregnant

• Turned away from a Domestic Violence Shelter

• Injury to her windpipe

• Child Protective Services

• Getting involved with drug dealers, pimps and thugs

• Going to federal prison for a non-violent drug charge

• Another Drug conviction and prison time

• No double jeopardy for drug charges

• Health Insurance ( and lack thereof) – so no access to counseling or medication

III. How did you turn it all around:

a. Realizing I am in a state of crisis / chaos

b. Painting murals in prison

c. Designing clothing

d. Making and selling artwork

e. Working for legislation change to provide more resources for vulnerable populations who struggle with domestic violence, addiction and mental illness

f. Working with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

IV. Products and Services you’d like to promote

a. Upcoming book “No Justice…Just Us”

b. Adult coloring books

c. Clothing items

d. Artwork

V. Website Tour


VI. Social Media Links:

Linked In www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-mikotowicz-409773220/

TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@epm_art_1111

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epm_art_1111/



Christina Randall’s YouTube playlist about life in Prison at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eaIGMRr30w&list=PLiGmHSdJna3cvz4SuF77G_5_udUDYh6OF

List of State Agencies for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation:


Take care, and have a great Summer!

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Calming the Chaos
Helping You Find Peace in a Chaotic World!
Calming the Chaos is a podcast by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Tracy Kenela, who interviews a variety of professionals around the world in an effort to find different ways to help people (and herself!) find peace in a chaotic world. Each episode contains Information, tips, tools, and resources that come from different schools of thought, and are presented as a fun and entertaining way to help you move toward a more peaceful and enjoyable life.

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Tracy Kenela is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist in Olympia, Washington. As the Host of "Calming the Chaos" Podcast, Tracy has made it her mission to help people (and herself!) find peace in a Chaotic world! Her podcast interviews, YouTube Channel and short videos are an entertaining way to find self help for all things that cause you chaos!