I was twelve years old when I first heard about Kemba Smith.
I was having a phone conversation with my godmother and she asked me if heard of her. Of course I hadn't and that's when she told me all about her story. As I listened to my godmother, I remember thinking "Wow! That is so messed up! She was innocent!" I truly felt bad for her. Her story stuck with me for years.
If you know Kemba's story and have read the It Comes with the Teritory snippets that I've been posting, you'd see that these two women have a few things in common; they both were young, naive, and loved an older man who was involved in the drug game. They both were loyal to men who didn't have their best interest at heart. Both men used them and took advantage of them and unfortunately they both got the raw end of the stick.
Although Phaelyn is a fictional character, there are many young girls and some older women who went through what she had (if not worse). Many young girls are attracted to the bad boy...