Being Too Fierce
T he raw story of the agonizing childhood of a woman who, along with her four older brothers, began life rejected and institutionalized by a troubled birth mother. She’s was repeatedly left clinging to a few belongings stuffed in a garbage bag, standing at the front door – yet another foster family whose qualifications to love and nurture her range wildly from promising to abysmal.
In mastering the brutal sport of boxing, Lisa learns that the controlled violence of boxing provides her with a virtual punching bag, with which to vanquish the painful memories and tormentors of her past. She is nourished by this liberating effort and we watch her rebuild her life with a positive vision of who she is and what she can accomplish.
“Raw says it well! Pulling no punches on her real-life story from insignificance, to world champion, to child advocate. You’ll find yourself rooting for Lisa and wishing you could’ve saved her from a past that made her a warrior of life.”