(It takes freedom to pursue your dreams. I'm afraid I've spent the last 31 years not knowing what real freedom is.)
She Lives is a commanding work on love and loss by filmmaker and writer Katrina Mitchell. Drawing from her personal experiences, this anthology of short stories and poems is full of honest emotion. In "Flora", a young woman seeks guidance from her ancestor. In "Her Love Life", a woman's life is chronicled through small glimpses, as she learns to find a home in herself. In "Repentance", a woman battles the guilt she feels for the pleasure she seeks. These stories and poems reveal a deep vulnerability that is both frightening and refreshing.