Tasha: I’m forty-four and I’ve been in these streets since I was about sixteen.
BW: How did that happen?
Tasha: My next door neighbor got me started using drugs. one day I was locked out of my house from school and he offered me some [crack] because he wanted me to have sex with them. After a couple of tries I finally gave in and done it with him.
BW: How old was the neighbor?
Tasha: He was in his thirties.
BW: Do you have any idea why you chose to do it?
Tasha: The lack of attention. I always had all the attention from my dad. When my sister had a little boy, all the attention went to him so I guess I sought attention in these streets and I get it. You get praise and glory in the streets. My name was on everybody’s lips. I’m a legend.
BW: Why are you a legend?
Tasha: Because I’m known for what I do and doing it good. My daddy told me whatever I wanted to be to be the best and I am the best.
BW: Do you have any regrets?
BW: You don’t have any regrets?
Tasha: None. Everybody has a path which they must take. My lifestyle was already written and ordained before God called me into existence.
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