This is a reference to the movie of the same name. The main character in the movie (Maggie played by Hillary Swank) comes from a white trash abusive family and tries to make it as a boxer. Considered a fantastic movie and P.O.S. states it because he wants us to compare the girl’s situation in the movie to the one in the story.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Been Afraid” by P.O.S. Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box