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Anonymous

OPEN DOORS NYC

I was born and raised in Fort Greene and spent my childhood between Brooklyn and the Bronx with my family. I was shot in a drive-by shooting in 2012 that left me paralyzed from the waist down. I briefly attended college; there I developed a connection to the nonprofit organization Open Doors through my friend Micah, who is also a wheelchair handicapped individual. He told me of the programming about art workshops, and through them, I found another way to heal.

Today, I am a core member of the Open Doors design team. Being a part of the collective allows me to speak to youth and adults, sharing my life experiences. Through that, I want change their perspective about what’s really important in life, and inspire them to do positive things that go a long way.

To check out some of my work, go to my Reality Poet’s page.

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