Mason City Schools
Soroya Smith - "I made up in my mind having moments like that, I wanted my students (and really anybody that I encounter) to feel big, to feel seen, feel important."
Mason Early Childhood Center second grade teacher Soroya Smith makes a conscious choice to stand up to bias - for her four children, for her students, for herself. As a black child growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood, she felt the duality of being unseen and yet also hyper visible. As an adult, she embraces an identity of being a "box cutter", and is seeing the growth that happens when we stop pursuing perfection. Transcript --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mcsyourstorymatters/message
Duration: 24 min