Jose Lugo is thirty-three years old. He would join a L.A. street gang when he was sixteen and would be convicted and sentenced to five years in prison at the age of eighteen. When he paroled from prison, he vowed to himself that he would never go back and dreamed of one day telling the stories of his peers. Jose would go through life never fully understanding the value in his own story. At the age of thirty-one he would return to jail for a D.U.I. After his three day incarceration, he had lost all hope. He took inventory of his life and saw himself only as a criminal with no value. On the brink of taking his own life, he cried out to God and was able to remember a simple truth that he had believed as a child - that he as a person had inherent value and that his story had meaning. It was in that moment that he was able to find the value in his story once again. Jose is the founder of We Are All One Story and currently travels the country listening to and sharing peoples stories.