Author and Exoneree Ricky Kidd Shares His Message of Resilience

When challenging times are upon us, inspirational words and optimistic outlooks can help reshape our perspectives. In an in-depth conversation with QG, author and exoneree Ricky Kidd shares his uplifting life story and views on justice reform as well as navigating through COVID 19.



Growing up without a father and having a mother who was a drug addict left Kidd with the mentality that he would always have to fend for himself. In his early childhood, before the age of 12 years old, he virtually navigated through life on his own. In 1996, he was wrongfully convicted and endured this hardship alone. Believing he had no one to depend on became a recurring theme throughout his life until he reached a turning point that took him in an unexpected direction.