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Who Told You You Were Ugly?

"Who Told You You Were Ugly?" follows the story of Ashanti, a young middle school aged girl who doesn’t quite see her own beauty yet, and Nyla, her older sister. Through sisterly love, along with the revisiting of her own pains from the past, Nyla rebuilds her little sister’s confidence with a smooth, poetic nature. As a result of her sister’s loving words, Ashanti learns to truly love who she is.

  • Michaela Danielle McKenzie
  • Project Type:
    Student, Screenplay, Short Script
  • Genres:
    Animated, Family, Black
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Alabama State University
  • Telling Our Stories Symposium Writing Competion
    Montgomery, AL
    November 6, 2021
    Third Place in Poetry Scripts Category
Writer Biography - Michaela Danielle McKenzie

Michaela "Mikki" McKenzie is a 19 year old College Sophomore from Montgomery, Alabama. She is now a student at Alabama State University where she is obtaining her BFA in dance. While dance is her first love, Michaela has always had a love for theatre, writing, and film work. She recently placed 3rd in the Alabama State University's Theatre Program's "Telling Our Stories" Writing Symposium Competition under the Poetry category with her work "Who Told You You Were Ugly?"

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