MEET THE AUTHOR
Orezime is a 24-year old Nigerian-American artist who was born and raised in Georgia. She loves running, photography, eating yummy food, and spending time with family. Orezime earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Georgia Institute of Technology (2017) and her Master of Science in Biology at Georgia State University (2019). She will be starting medical school in Fall 2020 and aspires to become a pediatrician. She wanted her first book to be dedicated to the healthcare field.
“My motivation behind creating Girls For Medicine was my passion for art, children, healthcare, teaching and mentorship. I wanted to incorporate all these passions in my first book.
As a child, I almost never saw any books that were tailored to girls who looked like me, let alone African-American characters interested in the science or medicine. For me, I did not consider medicine until college. Nevertheless, I always wondered what if such a book existed when I was young- a book that showed me that she could be a doctor if she wanted to.
“I WANTED TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT MY YOUNGER SELF WOULD HAVE LOVED TO READ.”
So, one evening in July 2019, Rezi felt convicted to brainstorm a few sketches which soon became rough drafts of the potential pages to her children’s book, Girls For Medicine.