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Obenewa Adu is a 17-year-old senior in high school in Stamford, Connecticut. This is her second year as a Girls Write Now mentee. Obenewa is originally from New Haven, but has moved around, attending schools in Queens, Hamden, and Stamford. Obenewa’s favorite types of writing include poetry, journalism, and memoirs. She is passionate about writing and volunteer work. In the fall, Obenewa will continue her higher education at a four-year college with the hopes of one day inspiring change by breaking mental health stigmas around the world.
This co-written poem reflects our journaled memories of the year 2020, as well as our conversations with each other about our lives in lockdown.
A person’s identity is shaped by many factors such as nationality, race, ethnic group, physical appearance, talents, interests, language, religion, and especially culture. Here is a deeper insight to my growth as a mixed girl; My History.
My multimedia piece, “Friends,” is my way to give back and showcase the amazing values that all of my friends and family have. My supportive friends and family inspired my work throughout the Girls Write Now program year. I believe my piece represents my best work this year, because without my family and friends, the Girls Write Now experience would not have been the same.