Matthew R. Morris is an educator and writer, born and raised in Toronto. His writing focuses on the intersection of race, Black masculinity, hip-hop culture, and education. He currently teaches middle school in the Toronto District School Board and believes that the more credentials behind his name only equate to the more tattoos down his forearms. He holds a Master of Arts in Social Justice Education from the University of Toronto. Matthew is the author of the forthcoming book, Black Boys Like Me set for publication in the fall of 2023.
Morris has written for TVO, Huffington Post, ETFO's "The Voice" magazine, and Education Canada magazine. Matthew’s TEDx talk, “The Fresh Prince Syndrome” speaks to the perils and promises urban Black males students are presented with in public schooling in today’s ever evolving world. He has spoken at numerous colleges and conferences across North America and has been featured in the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, CBC Radio, and CityNews Toronto. You can find his work on his blog: www.matthewrmorris.com. Follow him on Twitter @callmemrmorris, or on Medium @MatthewRMorris.