Stacey Tirro is a dance, theatre and physical education teacher at Spring Valley High School in Spring Valley, New York, in the East Ramapo Central School District. Of the 97% of the public-school families who are Black and/or Hispanic, most are first- and/or second-generation immigrants. She has been the advisor for Spring Valley’s International Thespian Troupe 721 for 25 years and has produced over 50 plays and musicals with them as well as over 20 concerts with her dance students. Her work has been recognized in American Theatre Magazine, Theatrefolk, The Unsealed, Strong Women Project Magazine and Erika’s Lighthouse. She is proud to have produced How Do We Feel Right Now?, her debut playscript with her beloved Thespians. It is her hope that the sentiments expressed in this piece are heard with open ears, so that we may create communities that are safer and more inclusive for every person to live their best life.