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Lived to Tell
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Admitted into a notorious adult psychiatric clinic when aged only 14 years old, Raphaela Angelou survived the most painful experiences of any young life. She was beaten and raped by other patients right under the watchful eyes of those entrusted with her care. But her tragedy lay in wait even after this nightmare. Raphaelas story has all the trappings of an exciting Underbelly story, but this is no mere entertaining drama -- it is all too real and too recent in Australias history. Her mind was tortured, her body broken but her fighting spirit and her faith ensured her survival Truly an indictment on the New South Wales legal and health services of the 1980s and 1990s Raphaela has survived her ordeals and lived to tell.
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Raphaela Angelou is a New South Wales-based poet and artist who has published articles in a range of magazines including the A ustralian Womens Weekly, Practical Parenting and The Big Issue. Her first boo, Poets Reflections, was published in 2002. Raphaelas artworks and poetry are sold in gift shops and through her business, Avalons Gnome. Raphaela is also proud of her involvement with Brand New Day, a group which aims to link women and girls with relevant services, and uplift and support them: www.brandnewday.org.au An avid reader, she has several books on her bedsite tabel at anuy given time. Despite the tragic events retold in her book, Rapaela says she is still cheeky, irreverent and has great passion for life, so much so that she wants to do everything all at once. Married for 13 years, Raphaela and her husband Charlie are the proud parents of their five-year-old miracle daughter, Elizabeth and they live with budgies, finches a canary and a couple of guinea pigs.

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