Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan; Leslie (formerly named Timinica) knows all too well of the challenges of growing up in an environment where hope for a better future was merely a wish upon a star. However, holding steadfast to the desire to break the cycles of abuse, poverty and illiteracy Leslie dwell in poetry, dance and her love of the Lord as an escape as she continued to strive forward. Motivated by individuals in the schools and community, she modeled after the behavior that was most favorable in her eye sight and began her journey. Having endured many afflictions, as well as fallen victim to her surroundings, she is no stranger to suffering, making bad decisions nor the effects and consequences that follow. This of which has equipped her with the strength, perseverance and passion to keep pushing and striving toward greatness; against all odds. Above all, she uses these experiences to plant seeds and pour into the lives of others, hoping that others will benefit from her trials and triumph.