Woman of the Week – Tei Street

Chasity  -  Aug 28, 2011  -  4 Comments

Tei Street

My Current Job/Company:
National Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator, Consultant for StreetTalk with The “Amazing” Tei Street

My Birthdate:
September 25

My Work:
I work with groups, mostly youth, to help them find the “amazing” that is within each of them. I want to assure that each one knows that they matter in the universe.

My Passion:
God, my sons & the rest of my family (those of birth & of choice), my friends, & my work!

My Family:
Sons- Kenneth & Christopher, My parents- Alvin & Theresa (who will celebrate 50 years of marriage on September 9th) my Sister Tanya, who is also my best friend, my brother Monte & my plethora of nieces, nephews and Godchildren.

My Heroes:
My parents, my sister, Kathy Espy, Joyce Beatty, W. Shawna Gibbs, the 22 Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Emery Hill (deceased), Pastor Rich Nathan & all the young people who make good choices in a “peer-pressured” world.

My Escape:
In Ohio for a quick getaway, I love Yellow Springs. Away, I love a quiet villa on Kiawah Island watching God paint the sky with a sunrise & sunset.

My Pet Peeve:
Negative people who rain on other people’s “parades” and people who talk about their dreams but refuse to live them.

My Indulgence:
Anything my mother cooks, Facebook and men.

My Roots:
Humble. Christian. Proud. Fun. Happy. They run much deeper than I can adequately honor.

My Future:
Spent living my dreams, while watching my sons live out their legacy.

My Love:
My first love is God! Next it is celebrating my sons, cheering on my friends and laughing!

My Movie:
Imitation of Life, The Contender, American President, The Color Purple, The Matrix, Star Wars Trilogy

My Quote on Life:

“I know the plans I have for you said the Lord; Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future!” Jeremiah 29:11

My Accessory:
Earrings & sunglasses.

My Advice to Young Women:
Let the choices you make today, be choices you can live with tomorrow. Don’t give all of you away. Find good mentors and never burn your bridges behind you.

How I Balance it All:
As a single mom, I start by giving myself permission to be human with flaws. Then, I roll up my sleeves, and with the help of my agent, I try to keep a good calendar of business and personal events. I always prioritize being a mom and I am able to do that because I have a GREAT support system of friends and family who act as a village for my son.

4 responses to “Woman of the Week – Tei Street”

  1. Terina J. Matthews says:

    Great insight into what makes Tei truly “AMAZING” thanks for sharing! I am glad to be a member of the “village” – Terina

  2. Dionne A. Blue, PhD says:


    You are a phenomenal woman who is making a great impact in both your local and global communities!

  3. Felica Davis-Ray says:

    Tei, you truly are a trailblazer. You’ve set a new standard for the role of child advocate and mentor. You consistently empower those that you touch on a daily basis. The generation Y, is very lucky to have you as a role model, mentor, teacher, motivator and most of all, AMAZING! God bless you!

  4. joyce says:

    First, thanks for being a great advocate for women and sharing your wisdom. Great page and I am honored to be mentioned.

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