I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (2017)

The caged bird sings   

with a fearful trill   

of things unknown   

but longed for still   

From the poem 'Caged Bird' by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's poem speaks of a life where she had to deal with more obstacles and hardships than I could possibly try to imagine or truly understand. But her words resonate to me in a world that feels disjointed, where humans pit themselves against each other with their destructive tribal mentality and would seek to undo so much progress that has happened over the past few decades. As a woman, I try to protect my independent spirit, knowing that there is a good fight to be fought for to strive for that cage door to become open and that, whilst sometimes it may feel that there is no way out, perhaps you just need to look in the right places at the right time to find a little escape.