Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters - Faith, Power, and Pants - Bonnie Foreshaw Summary & Analysis

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Faith, Power, and Pants - Bonnie Foreshaw Summary and Analysis

Bonnie Foreshaw uses her uniquely "Jamerican" phrases and humor to describe her life and standing up for her rights in prison in "Faith, Power, and Pants."

Bonnie was born in Jamaica and raised in a black neighborhood in South Florida. She describes growing up in a place where people loved all kinds of music. Bonnie also describes how important good food was in her family. Celebrations always included lots of music, food, and drink. Funerals in Bonnie's family also include much music and food. She tells how over 200 family members show up for her aunt's funeral in Florida, and the celebration of her life goes on for days.

As she writes this story, she has been in prison for sixteen years and misses those family celebrations, even though the...

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