An investigation of the process of becoming a woman of consequence.
When a woman from a squatter camp is challenged on a daily basis by basic survival, she sometimes loses sight of her value, her strength and her beauty. These attributes lie in her very ability to survive and sometimes even thrive in the face of utmost adversity.
Layers of personhood are revealed as the woman becomes more of herself. The shack-fire becomes a symbol of the volatile nature of life and womanhood, as well as the hidden consequences of life events. The smoke and fire destroys everything in its path, yet it exposes the beautiful mettle of the person.
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