In 1968, while reflecting on the racial plight of African Americans in the South, Paul McCartney penned the words to the Beetles' Blackbird. It's message of freedom from oppression has been an inspiration to me as I think about those remarkable men and women attempting to exit the commercial sex industry. The blackbird has become my symbol and the symbol for our social enterprise, That Grace Restored. Below are some of the lyrics that moved me to tears.
"Blackbird singing in the dead of night,
take these broken wings and learn to fly,
all your life,
you were only waiting for this moment
- The Beetles