Sweet Home, Mizzou

Raven Smith, Mizzou sophomore, is working hard to dispel negative stereotypes about her hometown of Chicago. Smith is the Founder and CEO of a clothing line, turned movement, “Straight from the Go”.

The name of the line is a way to instill pride in being from Chicago while rejecting the violent stigma that the city has. A portion of the proceeds are given to victims of gun violence and families of fallen first responders. The merchandise is sold in more than twenty stores including Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Smith currently is pursuing a degree in athletic training at Mizzou and credits the university for helping her flourish.

“The university provides a home away from home while also providing an award-winning education”, Smith said.

*First appeared in the Mizzou News article “Sweet home, Mizzou” by Maya Nunn

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