La Granada is proof that the quietest ones may turn out to be the most lethal fighters.
Introverted and secretive as a child growing up in Atlanta, she loved nothing more than reading, writing and painting. While she liked playing outside with the other children, she much preferred the magical worlds of books, arts and music. (Or, avoiding them in trees.)
In her creations, she was in charge. Because of her mysterious creative talents, she was taunted by the others in school, beaten up behind buses, notebooks destroyed, sheet music torn and pencils snapped. This continued for years. Misunderstood and enraged as a teenager, La Granada took her artistic angst to the streets as a graffiti artist, with only the moon as company.
One night, as she was snaking around fire escapes onto icy brick exteriors, mapping out a new mural in her mind, she was ambushed! Attacked by the same bullies in a drunken stupor who had threatened her all those years! But this time, La Granada was ready to exact her revenge. Dodging the law, rival artists and scaling fences had made her as strong and stealthy as ever. She dished out a butt kicking that the streets had never seen before, or since.
But she knew she knew she had to flee. Durham, NC is known around the world as a hub for creativity, and she knew she would be safe here. She is always masked, in case the demons from her childhood manage to find her.
Her signature has become a small grenade, to remind all who see that eventually, the silent and powerful ones in this world may explode and destroy us all, if someone is stupid enough to pull the pin.