Te’aira is originally from Birmingham, AL but moved to Washington, D.C. for college and then later to Baltimore, Maryland for work. For almost a decade, she spent time working with individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty in the school systems, combating against disability oppression in Cameroon as a member of Cameroon Deaf Empowerment Organisation, and doing community organizing work in West Baltimore. Once she graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore with her Master’s in Social Work in May 2017, she set out to travel across states before finally setting down to Nashville, TN. She is very much new to the city and is excited to learn more about the people, community, culture of Nashville. In Te’aira’s spare time, she takes pleasure in eating cuisines from various countries (South Korea, Ethiopia, & India) as well as enjoying yoga, playing with her nephews and dogs, & walking with God.
Andre desires to become a bridge for folks who seek to cross, break, or blur barriers and illusory lines, and to bring external mobilization to where folks have the right to be and inner belonging in exactly who folks are to his neighbors.
Susan realized she couldn’t stay indoors eight hours a day and moved on to photojournalism and outreach, where she learned to work with a long stream culturally diverse individuals and groups.
Joi is passionate about seeking solutions to local policies and federal legislation that perpetuate cycles of poverty and subjugation for marginalized peoples