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  The Fire Inside
 Issue 08 - June 1998

< Dedication to Merle Austin Africa
< A Look Inside
< Merle Africa on the Million Women March
< Editorial: Abolish Slavery in All Its Forms!
< Artwork by Andrea Mims, CIW
< Self Esteem and Rehabilitation - A California Department of Corrections Myth
< Victim Rape
< Car Caravan for Prisoners' Human Rights
< CCWP Speak-out, Barbarism vs. Humanism
< Fund Education not Incarceration!
< Critical Resistance
< TEAR DOWN THE WALLS! Political Prisoners and Jericho 98
< Attention All Artists!

Artwork by Andrea Mims, CIW

Artwork by Andrea Mims, CIWMy art represents my inner journey and an effort to understand my life. I'm still learning from my experiences, and only recently came to the understanding that I equated abuse with love. I spent years looking for the right man, but it was only when my life reached its low point, and I begun to climb back up, that I found the right man and we fell in love.

My story is not over. It can be the heartbreaking story of two people who discover that they are soul mates, but can never be together. Or you can help make it a story of triumph over adversity and despair.

Whatever the outcome, I have learned to love myself and to take responsibility for my life.

February 18, 1998

Last updated August 19, 2003 12:48 PM

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