Tanisha Bowling is a kind young ‘old soul’ who is wise and has various talents. She loves the colors red and blue. She is a mentor, a motivational coach, a make-up artist and poet. Ms. Bowling is also a great cook who has earned the nickname “tough cookie” because she has persevered through childhood and adult trauma. Ms. Bowling’s upbeat and fun personality attracts people to her as she knows no stranger. She is fair-minded, honest, and a lover of freedom. Writing poems like “Hurt” gives Tanisha the Freedom of self expression while encouraging others who have been hurt and helping them to imagine a just world for all.