During the film, we witness an in-depth look into each of these high school seniors lives as they fight to get out of their current situations, aiming for higher education as a means of escapism. We watch as they tackle adversity through the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, set on the backdrop of The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. While in school, we witness the ladies push to elevate the school’s step team, led by Gari “ Coach G ” McIntyre, which had previously been defined by a legacy of failure. We watch as they fight to change not only the team’s legacy but their own.
During law school, Kara was a fellow in the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics, and her article exploring the pervasive nature of psychotropic medications in the military was published in the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice. Kara also worked in USC Law’s Immigration Clinic where she represented clients seeking asylum and other forms of relief after escaping persecution in their home countries. Kara is also a lecturer-in-law at UCLA School of Law, where she teaches the course Introduction to the Lawyer-Client Relationship.