"You must give up to go up." This is the challenge put forth today by Pittsburgh activist, author, and father Leon Ford. Leon's awakening started at the tender age of 19 by a traffic stop that would forever change his life. This moment forced his entire young adult life to be a fight to be loved, recognized, appreciated, and free. Now in a season of growth and with a new beacon from his spirit for the pathway ahead, he's ready to fly.