Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall, Lisa Wysocky

By Shyima Hall, Lisa Wysocky

An inspiring and compelling memoir from a tender girl who misplaced her early life to slavery—and outfitted a brand new lifestyles grounded in selection and justice.

Shyima corridor used to be born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the 7th baby of desperately negative mom and dad. whilst she was once 8, her mom and dad bought her into slavery. Shyima then moved hours away to Egypt’s capitol urban of Cairo to dwell with a filthy rich relatives and serve them eighteen hours an afternoon, seven days every week. whilst she was once ten, her captors moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled Shyima with them. years later, an nameless name from a neighbor led to the tip of Shyima’s servitude—but her trip to precise freedom used to be faraway from over.

A volunteer at her neighborhood police division considering she was once undefined, Shyima is keen about assisting to rescue others who're in bondage. Now a US citizen, she on a regular basis speaks out approximately human trafficking and intends to at least one day develop into an immigration officer. In Hidden lady, Shyima candidly finds how she overcame her harrowing conditions and brings important expertise to a well timed and appropriate subject

Show description

Read Online or Download Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave PDF

Similar memoir books

Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter

A relocating testomony to 1 of the literary world's such a lot celebrated marriages: that of the best playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the attractive and well-known prize-winning biographer Antonia Fraser.

In this beautiful memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the existence she shared with the across the world well known dramatist. In essence, it's a love tale and a marvelously insightful account in their years jointly, starting with their preliminary assembly while Fraser was once the spouse of a member of Parliament and mom of six, and Pinter was once married to a exceptional actress. through the years, they skilled a lot pleasure, a shared devotion to their paintings, crises and laughter, and, after all, nice braveness and love as Pinter battled the ailment to which he finally suc­cumbed on Christmas Eve 2008.

Must You cross? is predicated on Fraser’s memories and at the diaries she has saved due to the fact that October 1968. She stocks Pinter’s personal revelations approximately his earlier, in addition to observations by means of his associates. Fraser’s diaries—written by means of a biographer dwelling with an inventive artist and staring at the method firsthand—also pro­vide a different perception into his writing.

Harold Pinter and Antonia Fraser lived jointly from August 1975 until eventually his loss of life thirty-three years later. “O! name again the day before today, bid time return,” cries one of many courtiers to Richard II. this is often Antonia Fraser’s uniquely compelling approach of doing so.

Toast

Toast is Nigel Slater’s really impressive tale of a early life remembered via foodstuff. In every one bankruptcy, as he's taking readers on a travel of the contents of his family’s pantry—rice pudding, tinned ham, cream soda, mince pies, lemon drops, bourbon biscuits—we are transported.

#GIRLBOSS

"A #GIRLBOSS is in command of her personal lifestyles. She will get what she wishes simply because she works for it. "

first thing Sophia Amoruso offered on-line wasn't fashion—it was once a stolen ebook. She spent her adolescents hitchhiking, committing petty robbery, and dumpster diving. via twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, yet used to be nonetheless broke, directionless, and dealing a mediocre day task she'd taken for the medical insurance.

It was once there that Sophia made up our minds to begin promoting classic outfits on eBay. 8 years later, she is the founder, CEO, and inventive director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus on-line style save with greater than 350 staff. Sophia's by no means been a customary CEO, or a customary whatever, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) looking a different route to luck, even if that direction is winding as all hell and covered with naysayers.

#GIRLBOSS contains Sophia's tale, but is infinitely greater than Sophia. It's deeply own but common. jam-packed with brazen wake-up calls ("You should not a unique snowflake"), crafty and frank observations ("Failure is your invention"), and behind-the-scenes tales from Nasty Gal's meteoric upward push, #GIRLBOSS covers loads of floor. It proves that being profitable isn't approximately how renowned you have been in highschool or the place you went to varsity (if you went to college). quite, good fortune is ready trusting your instincts and following your intestine, figuring out which ideas to persist with and which to wreck.

A #GIRLBOSS takes her lifestyles heavily with no taking herself too heavily. She takes probabilities and takes accountability on her personal phrases. . She understands while to throw punches and whilst to roll with them. while to button up and while to allow her freak flag fly.

As Sophia writes, "I have 3 items of recommendation i need you to recollect: Don't ever develop up. Don't develop into a bore. Don't enable the fellow get to you. okay? Cool. Then let's do that. "

Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)

A memoir charting thirty years of the yank self sustaining rock underground by means of a musician who is aware it intimately

Jon advantageous spent approximately thirty years appearing and recording with bands that performed numerous varieties of competitive and hard underground rock track, and, as he writes during this memoir, at no aspect have been any of these bands "ever threatened, even distantly, through real status. " but whilst contributors of his first band, complain Magnet, reunited after twenty-one years to travel Europe, Asia, and the United States, diehard longtime fanatics traveled from everywhere to wait these indicates, regardless of creeping middle-age responsibilities of parenthood and 9-to-5 jobs, testomony to the striking endurance of the indie tradition that the bands predating the likes of complain Magnet—among them Black Flag, project of Burma, and Sonic Youth—willed into lifestyles via sheer selection and a shared disdain for the mediocrity of up to date well known song. In indie rock's pre-Internet glory days of the Eighties, such defiant bands attracted fanatics in simple terms via samizdat networks that encompassed be aware of mouth, collage radio, tiny checklist shops and 'zines. Eschewing the superficiality of performers who received repute via MTV, indie bands in its place came upon glory in all-night recording periods, shoestring van excursions and unending appearances in dirty golf equipment. a few bands with a foot during this scene, like REM and Nirvana, finally attained mainstream good fortune. Many others, like whinge Magnet, have been cherished basically by way of the main obsessed enthusiasts of this time.

Like Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen personal, Your Band Sucks is an insider's examine a desirable and ferociously enjoyed way of life. In it, effective tracks how the indie-rock underground emerged and developed, the way it grappled with the mainstream and vice versa, and the way it led many bands to a wierd rebirth within the 21 st Century within which they reunited, in short and bittersweetly, after being damaged up for many years. Like Patti Smith's simply teenagers, Your Band Sucks is a distinct evocation of a selected aesthetic second. With behind the curtain entry to many key characters within the scene—and lots of wit and sharply-worded opinion—Fine promises a memoir that affectionately but severely portrays a major, heady second in track background.

Additional info for Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave

Example text

You don’t have to come if you really don’t want to,” I said unwillingly. “But I really wish you would. I need your support. The idea of dinner in some snooty restaurant with my new boss and his aristocratic wife is not exactly my idea of a jolly evening. ” “Don’t worry,” said Michael, squeezing my hand. “I won’t abandon you. I’ll put on a tie. I’ll charm the countess. I’ll eat everything on my plate. ” W arren assured me that we’d be safe at Le Cirque; he had not, he said, been there in years.

This was undoubtedly because there had never been anything natural about her to begin with. Claudia’s hair was dyed, her teeth were fake, and her body had always been trussed up in corsets. Even her snooty accent was made up. “At one time,” my mother used to say, “Claudia was actually born in the Bronx. ” Now she came swirling dramatically toward me in a cloud of jasmine perfume. “Sit down,” she said, pressing a finger into my chest. ” For such a tiny woman she was astonishingly strong, and I tumbled onto the bed.

I think it’s time for your next appointment,” he replied, ushering me to the door. Next up was Al Siegal, the much-dreaded arbiter of linguistic style. He turned out to be a thoughtful man of considerable girth. “Mr. Five by Five” played in my head as he said, “You’ve been very successful at the Los Angeles Times. You run your own department. ” I was surprised by my answer. Looking him straight in the eye, I said, “My mother died a year ago. ” He looked utterly shocked and a thrill ran through me.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 47 votes