BE YOU! I became an inner city teacher because I had dreams of making a difference. I wanted to be the teacher I never had. To be there for the ‘good’ girls, quiet and invisible – overshadowed by the boisterous boys; the naughty boys whose behaviour overshadowed their hidden talents; the children for whom there were limited opportunities. I was born in South Africa. My birth certificate labelled me as ‘Cape Coloured’. It was there to define what I could ...