As an underpaid, iriesnpd educator, I live to rip mics. That’s all I have. The love and knowledge that emanates is sincere and intentional. I truly love my students. I love them because they have trusted me. I love them for empowering me to offer what God has purposed in my heart to provide. I love them because our ancestors spilled blood together. I love them because they will save my world. They will teach my children with the same love I have given them. I rip mics to end the debt of my community. I rip mics to share a sense of purpose. I hope my students feel what I intend in my work. They say they do.Mic Check! Do you hear me?