After dealing with verbal abuse as a child and throughout her adulthood, Lateyfah found purpose in fostering youth.
Stitched in the fabric of my memories,
There was always a desperate grip on promise.
Under the seams, tangled in sharp swords.
My nails dug and tore at the door of uncertainty.
Yet I hung.
From the hinges.
Existing among their blades.
I, who they call, Warrior.