This book will touch the soul of the young child inside of every adult. I grew up with the innocence of chewing bubble gum while jumping doubledutch to experiencing love, death, gangs, and betrayal captured from my eyes which seem bigger than myself in the Borough of Brooklyn. Facing obstacles in my life from one stage to another. I can hear my mother say “If a door closes in your face then go open the damn window.” With that I never let anything or anyone stop my light from shining. Being the baby of the family my journey of life was met with adult decisions while facing the fact of being a fatherless girl in school. Her musical background is from her mother playing jazz and R&B music through the early dawn. Shaheeda learned how to load and shoot a gun at 8 years old while selling girl scout cookies to dope fiends.