“I got involved with Outward Bound through my mentor Molly from A.V.P. which is The Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia. I always wanted to go camping, it was something I always wanted to do with my dad. Being as though he wasn’t here anymore I took the opportunity to go on the Heroic Journey course.
We had two hippy-like instructors, Jenn and Amanda who made us do everything ourselves, they kept us entertained and always laughing. My week with Outward Bound changed my perspective on life. We were along the Delaware river, Jenn and Amanda were telling us what the solo was, and what to do while we were out there. I wasn’t paying attention because I was looking at the view of the river. I didn’t hear what she said to write, so I wrote a poem that I thought other people in my situation could relate to.”