Before she was accepted at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Debra had big dreams of attending school—dreams that seemed unattainable for a girl from an impoverished community in South Africa. She thrived at the Academy and even attended a prestigious college in the U.S. It has been a challenge adjusting to a life far removed from her upbringing. In O Girls, Debra explains how it can sometimes feel like she leads a double life. Straddling two worlds, though, has led her to understand her true worth.