Ruth Altaye is a young poet/songwriter who lives in the GTA. She is also an AIT(anchor/youth mentor in training) at a non-profit organization called Generation Chosen based in the Jane and Finch area, and volunteers as a youth leader at 2 churches. Ruth is currently taking a year off from school, and is working as a Barista for Starbucks Coffee. She intends to matriculate this fall, majoring in Biblical Theology and Psychology. Her passion and desire to see young women of colour and radicalized/marginalized communities properly represented, are the driving forces behind her political, emotional, and spiritual engagement/positioning in life.