Dominique began her life on the quiet streets of Omaha, Nebraska, where she learned to fear God and nurture the dream of wanting to be just like her mother when she grew up—married in a church, drug free, and smart with a great job. But Demetria soon discovers that life sometimes does not turn out the way we plan.
In her compelling memoir, Harrison shares an honest, self-reflective portrayal of what it was like to begin life as part of a good family with two parents and then watch it all unravel when her father abandoned the family for another woman. As she slowly begins a spiral downward that begins with losing her virginity and going on shoplifting excursions, Harrison details how exposure to the fast lane caused a nice, churchgoing girl become immersed in the volatile drug culture on the streets of America. As she develops a seemingly unquenchable thirst for wealth, Harrison soon learns that everything she wants comes with a price.
She Just Like Me is the story of what happens when innocence is suddenly stripped from a young girl and she is left with nothing but lost dreams and the will to survive.