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Monarch Services emergency shelter, the Mariposa House, has been providing shelter to women and children who are Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking since 1977.
The young jockey won Abu Dhabi’s Apprentice World Championship Final, was crowned Melbourne’s best apprentice and even won on a horse owned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II — her first Australian winner.
Angelou uses her autobiography to explore subjects such as identity, rape, racism, and literacy. She also writes in new ways about women's lives in a male-dominated society. Maya, the younger version of Angelou and the book's central character, has been called "a symbolic character for every black girl growing up in America". Angelou's description of being raped as an eight-year-old child overwhelms the book, although it is presented briefly in the text. Another metaphor, that of a bird struggling to escape its cage, is a central image throughout the work, which consists of "a sequence of lessons about resisting racist oppression". Angelou's treatment of racism provides a thematic unity to the book. Literacy and the power of words help young Maya cope with her bewildering world; books become her refuge as she works through her trauma.
I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,
When he beats his bars and would be free;
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings –
I know why the caged bird sings.
originally posted by: MindBodySpiritComplex
a reply to: tigertatzen
+31 means it is a number from the Netherlands. That mean anything to you?