It consists of a series of poetic monologues to be accompanied by dance movements and music, a form Shange coined as the choreopoem. As a choreopoem, the piece is a series of 20 separate poems choreographed to music that weaves interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. They are the lady in red, lady in orange, lady in yellow, lady in green, lady in blue, lady in brown, and lady in purple. Subjects from rape, abandonment, abortion and domestic violence are tackled. Her writing style is idiosyncratic and she often uses vernacular language, unique structure, and unorthodox punctuation to emphasize syncopation.
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One in four female students in public schools across the nation is a Latina. In Texas, they make up over half of the female student population. These young women have an opportunity to make an impact on their families, and in their communities. Executive Director Dr.
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Skip to search form Skip to main content. Latina adolescents have high rates of suicidal behavior. Participants are assessed for suicidal ideation, depressive and other psychiatric symptoms, and family functioning, at program entry and every 4 months during participation.
Suicide rates are on the rise in the U. But in recent years, increases have been particularly pronounced among teenagers — especially girls , who die by suicide less frequently than boys but attempt it more often. Intentional self-poisoning is the leading type of suicide attempt for adolescents and the third-leading cause of suicide deaths , and a new study confirms that numbers here, too, are rising. The research, published in the Journal of Pediatrics , found that suicide attempts by poisoning have doubled in frequency among kids younger than 19, rising from almost 40, attempts in to almost 80, in