My Native Admission Statement: My name is Daunnette Reyome, a 16-year-old Native American student and athlete. I am an author and recently wrote two poems that are published in a book written by Catherine Connors and Amy Stanton called “The Feminine Revolution” and an essay about what it’s like to be a Native American girl in today’s society, which was published in The Omaha World Herald, Norfolk Daily News and The Lincoln Journal Star. I am a young woman who is full of life with the motivation to overcome any obstacle set in my way. Always encouraging others to be better. I am the person that gets to the top and then throws down the rope to pull up others.
Your most difficult moment throughout your career?
I think my most difficult moment was after the Teen Vogue article and video series. I was faced with a lot of negativity and backlash for the article, the video series; everything. However, I knew what I was getting myself into when I made the decision to shoot something so controversial. However, I was not expecting grown adults to be so hateful and critical to teenagers; to our opinions. I think I was called every insult in the book and then add a bit of racism into that makes a good recipe of hate. It forced me to grow thick skin quickly and to learn to find the calm in the storm.