CHANHASSEN — Bailey Thompson broke barriers yesterday when she picked up her iPhone 12 Pro Max and made the courageous decision to call Wanda Curie—a former classmate at Gustavus Adolphus College—to see how she was doing.
Thompson, a white female in her late 20s, shared that she felt it was time to do something productive this Black History Month. After commenting on various Black drag queen’s Instagram posts with “slay hunty the boots down”, she decided to be the change she wished to see in the world.
“Honestly, it felt so liberating!” Thompson expressed. “I can finally see that by talking the talk, I am making a step in the right direction. With this momentum, in the next one to ten years, I may even gain enough strength to walk the walk, but I am taking it one very slow step at a time.”
Curie, a black female in her late 20s, shared with us that while it is true that Thompson did in fact call her, she was unable to speak to her.
“I was in the middle of litigation for a big client,” Curie shared. “I was going to call her back, but she didn’t even leave a voicemail. I assumed it was a butt dial”.
Thompson is scheduled to speak at Macalester College later this month on her bravery and advancements in easing racial tensions.