I was lucky enough to meet Baraka on a life goals session I was asked to run by teens unite. She was awe inspiring. She was obviously ill throughout the day and was constantly being sick into a bag however not once did her demeanour and manner change. She was so powerful, gentle, careful not to draw attention, graceful and serene with her behaviour. It was one of my lasting memories from the day and one I have mentioned many times to others as a source of inspiration. I know it can mean little to the parents and family of Baraka with her passing but she was one of the most wonderful people I have had the luck to be in the presence of and I hope you are immensely proud of the child you brought and raised on this planet. Her memory will live with me forever along with her strength helping me to push on when times in my life trouble me. Thanks Baraka.