Article highlights: By the time she realized she was in over her head, L was on her way to doing a bid for guns and drug possession. She is now trying to reach younger girls as an activist for Operation LIPSTICK: Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing. “I was always in the life,” L said. “I was surrounded by people in the life. I didn’t know better. I had no idea I was committing a crime back then. But I was addicted, I was dependent, and I was being used.”  Operation LIPSTICK is on a mission to educate young, vulnerable women about the dangers of getting too deep into the life. Read the full Metro article here.