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by Patrice Carolyn Forrester


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Finding the courage to give voice to stories of trauma, oppression, and internal shame is often difficult, but also is the first step to healing and freedom. This collection of documentary poems presents the voices of women from different times and places, sharing their pain and hope with great vulnerability and realism. Their stories invite readers on a reflective journey through our world's emotional landscape with the hope that you too will experience the healing that can come through using your voice to tell your own story.

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ISBN-13: 9781498281942
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Patrice Carolyn Forrester is a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults as a mental health clinician. She is passionate about the arts and Christian spirituality in the facilitation of healing, especially in the lives of traumatized individuals. She is also the author of Singing A Song of Life: Poems (2013).

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Voices 1

The Education of Sally Plummer 2

American History 101 6

Social Worker 7

Grandma Laura 8

Revolutionary Statement: I am Black and Beautiful 9

Legacy 11

Inca 12

Lord Rawdon's Men 13

Victory! 14

War Work 16

Congo 17

Princess 18

Testimony 21

Migrant Mother 22

Ora Et Labora 23

Into Light 24

Notes on Selected Poems 25

Bibliography 29

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