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Jayola Reid is a Girls Write Now mentee. Her mentor, Ashley Okwuosa, says, “Jayola is a gem and being paired with her throughout this process has been incredible. She is smart, self-assured and confident. She is not afraid to speak her mind and is constantly looking for ways to improve herself, whether it's with writing or the activities she does in her spare time, like debate. Jayola is bold and thoughtful. She came into the program sure of who she is and I hope that she leaves the program even more sure that she belongs in every room she walks into and that the future is hers for the taking.”
A young girl of color is having a hard time educating her religious mother about the depression she silently struggles with.
I wrote a letter to my natural hair because I recognized that I was dealing with some deeply engrained self-hate issues regarding it.