I promised an update, so here it is. Kalisha washed her hair, took a shower, and got ready to go to the Friday cooking class.
I asked if she was excited.
"A little," she said, "but I'm tired and I really don't want to go."
I assured her it would be a good time with some new friends and there would only be 5 or 6 people there (she knew at least 3 of them) and she still didn't have to eat chicken if that was what they chose to make.
She even ate it and enjoyed it.