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“Where did you get the nickname ‘Blaze?’” Fatimah tilted her head, then took a sip of water.
“That’s my rap name. My homie gave it to me ‘cause when I rap, he said I come with that fire.” DJ looked at her with a goofy smile. He rubbed his hands together as if to convey both humility and confidence.

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Jameelah Crawford has written stories, poems, and song since she was 9 years old. Creative writing is a passion that recently she has had the courage to share publicly and to pursue professionally. She is currently working with Aya Collective on a contribution to an anthology that encourages Black Women writers to find their literary voice.

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