See before I was Lee Edward Smith Jr I was the “Amazing Lee.” Or that was my stage name I created when I did my first magic show at a library in Mt Pocono, PA when I was ten. It all started when I was about 8 years old. You see my Aunt Emily took me to Tannen’s magic shop in Manhattan, NYC. I was moving from Brooklyn to the Poconos & she wanted to make sure that I had a fun hobby. Well I had already gone through collecting stones, baseball cards, coins, stamps & comic books. Yeah I was that kid.
Moving to a new school district meant making new friends & being a short kid with a Brooklyn accent didn’t work out so well for me. I was bullied many times! But magic came into my life helped me build confidence and one day kids were like, don’t mess with that kid he knows how to float! When I was in school we didn’t have social media. So the bully was a handful of kids. Today, our youth has to deal with Social Media bullying & it’s taking a toll. My goal is to help children all over the world believe in themselves and overcome bullying.