Ida McCray has left San Francisco.
In this podcast, Ida, who was born and raised in The City, takes us back to around the time of her birth. Her dad was in and out of trouble and her mom put Ida in Catholic school. An only child, she loved books but school never excited her. She got into her own trouble as a teenager, and found herself in and out of Juvenile Hall.
After graduating high school at 16, Ida got involved in the movement of those days and converted to Islam. This came after roughly a year and a half of her life locked up on a petty theft charge.
Please join us Thursday for Part 2, when Ida will continue sharing the story of her life.
We recorded this podcast outside of Ida's home in the Excelsior in October 2020.Photography by Michelle Kilfeather