Valerique Williams Oreo

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Thirty years ago when Jayenia’s parents immigrated from Africa to America and worked their way from the bottom up to secure a life for their children that they could not have, they never dreamed it would result in the unavoidable unhappiness of their youngest daughter. For Jayenia, growing up in white suburbia as an African American girl takes a toll on her self image and skews her understanding of who she thinks she is suppose to be. When she looks in the mirror she does not like what she sees: Too black on the outside to be white and too white on the inside to be black, leaving Jayenia feeling confused and alone during what should be a "fun" time in her life. According to her, everything is wrong about her: Her hair, her skin, her voice, the way she acts, everything! On top of all this she is just entering high school, which she happens to be excited about, until after the first day. Oreo, sheds light on what many African Americans go through when trying to fit into a society that has not always been a fan of dark skin. While being ridiculed by her own race and rejected by the other Jayenia has mental battles with herself that result in what will be some of the most difficult times of her adolescent life.

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Valerique Williams was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia after the age of ten. She attended the College of William & Mary where she graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2005.

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