Minister Stephanie Shider is the CEO of Lady on a Mission LLC and Founder of Girls on a Mission Inc. As an educator, mother, mentor and author, her mission is to dismantle the miseducation of what black and brown children are being told about their identity through the negative images that constantly bombard them in order to begin to love themselves just the way God made them, unapologetically. She shares her testimony of understanding her identity in Christ through her book I think I Like My Natural Hair. She has been an educator of 13 years, graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in dance and sociology and MS from Long Island University in Education. She has also received a Certificate in General Family Therapy. A founding member of DEW Ministries before relocating to Minnesota, Stephanie loves to share her gift of dance with the youth she works with as a bridge to help them unveil their own.