Dijonae Amaya White
She made art and beautiful things
She created community through creativity; her YouTube vlogs were a window into her life. In “Making Plain Tissue into Something Colorful,” she showed how to use markers and water to create something beautiful.
One afternoon while she was playing video games, her 9-year-old brother became furious that she wasn’t sharing the controller. He stormed into his mother’s unattended bedroom. He came back with his mother’s boyfriend’s .25-caliber handgun.
Dijonae Amaya White, 14, was shot in the unincorporated community of Wren, Monroe County, Mississippi, on March 17, 2018. She was rushed to Le Bonheur's Children's Hospital in Memphis, where she died.