My Name is Blakah Stephens. I’m from Queens NY, by way of many other states and cities. I, like many people from my era, grew up in the harsh drug era of the 1980s and the gang culture of the 1990s as a youth. I possessed many talents and despite the fact I had many people trying to point me in the right direction, I also had many other influences from family, friends, environment, circumstances and my own choices, which led me on a long walk down a terrible path with a series of life changing and traumatizing events. These forced changes on myself for the better and has encouraged me to help others avoid the same path and consequences.