Project Legacy Fights Gangs by Caring for Us

…We talk about trauma, the effects of abuse, the rage, the difficulty
trusting. I talk to them about their fighting and self-hatred. A girl who was planning a fight earlier rolls onto her side and looks at me.

“Karen, I do that, don’t I? I do that – it’s true. I try to hurt other people before they can hurt me. I hurt other girls thinking that will make my pain go away. Wow , I never thought of it that way. Tell [reporters] Project Legacy fights gangs by caring for us. Giving us things to do so we not be out there on the street.”

StoriesNate Nordstrom