Addressing Subtle Words and Actions
~Immediately improve the impact of bias by simply disrupting thoughts.~
You are here because you desire to learn more about unconscious bias. You understand that bias in the learning environment, workplace, and even bias in AI technology can reinscribe trauma for black girls/women. You know there is a need to dismantle the current perspective. You want to be empowered or empower others to change their perspective disrupt bias!
I am here to help you:
define, identify, and disrupt unconscious bias
understand the psychological impact of unconscious bias on black girls/women
empower black girls/women with a sense of belonging in the learning environment, the workplace, and technology
Dr. Misty D. Freeman
Dr. Misty D. Freeman is a Southern Belle, an educator, an author, an unconscious bias coach, an AI futurist, and a thought leader who is a force to be reckoned with in the fight against bias, especially for black girls and women of Generation Z.
Let's take a quick journey through her life. She grew up in poverty in South Alabama and accomplished several degrees, allowing her to soak up knowledge and wisdom like a sponge. She has always been interested in technology. With a Doctorate in Instructional Technology and professional certification in 3D Modeling and certification, she's now diving into the realm of AI and unconscious bias.
Now, how did she find herself as an unconscious bias coach? In her early days, education wasn't just a path; it was the only way out. The classrooms became her refuge from the challenges of poverty. But, even in the pursuit of knowledge, unconscious bias and racial microaggressions entwined themselves into her story.
In the halls of higher education, she faced biases that whispered doubts about her capabilities. As a black woman, the audacity of having her hair treated like an exotic petting zoo exhibit, with people asking to touch it, left her feeling like an outsider. The unrelenting gaze of store workers following her suggested that she didn't belong, painting her as a threat based on her skin color. These experiences cut deep, leaving scars that no one should bear.
Now, with over 20 years of experience in various roles in education, she finds herself at the intersection of her experiences and a calling in her life. She realized that to create a change, she needed to focus on the unique experiences of black girls and women, particularly those of Gen Z.
In 2021, the seed of Mocha Sprout was planted. It sprouted from a desire to address and dismantle the biases young black women face. Bias that she, as a black woman, faces. As an unconscious bias coach, thought leader, and AI futurist, her mission is crystal clear – to help others understand and transform their perspective on the impact of unconscious bias.
As an AI futurist, she sees how algorithms sometimes mirror the biases we thought we'd outgrown. She urges others to build ethical frameworks for responsible AI deployment. Also, AI bias in education is becoming more rampant and must be addressed.
Additionally, in her book "Unconscious Algorithms," she explores the intersection of neuroscience and unconscious bias, shining a spotlight on the impact of AI on black girls and women of Gen Z. It paints a picture of a future where bias is dismantled, one algorithm at a time.
So, when you think Dr. Misty D. Freeman, think of a Southern Sassy Bias Buster with a mission. A mission to break down barriers, challenge biases, and empower black girls and women.