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  • Meet Shayla. At camp, Shayla was around a big group of white people, really for the first time. Camp was also where she met Sara. Sara and Shayla were a lot alike—bubbly, outgoing, ambitious. They became fast friends. That is, until something got in the way.

    Shayla Racquel is a screenwriter and director. She lives in Washington, DC.

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