I was a teenager. I grew up on gun violence. Where I was walking one day—because I was a tomboy I did not know what a drive-by was—they were shooting, so I ran for my life. My mother used to tell me to get on the floor. Also my daughter almost was killed because they were shooting left and right. The projects, Poker Beans Project, which is Liberty Square Apartment.
Also my mother’s ex-boyfriend threatened to kill me, also he put a gun in my hand and made me shoot up in the sky. He was very dangerous to me and my mom. He also put a gun in my mother’s face as well. Also my cousin got shot by a gun. He was found dead in his mother’s home back in 2016.