Teja Foster is a Black Oakland Native, now residing in Los Angeles, organizing across the state of California. Teja uses her roots from being an activist in her everyday work fighting for Black Lives and equal rights, and against voter suppression, tying it all into her love for hip hop culture. Intersecting impactful people to impactful movements is her way of amplifying a message she has developed.
Since 2015 Teja has made her name as a social justice social media strategist building hashtags like #RockTheVote, #SchoolsNotPrisons, #Athletes4Impact, #CloseImmigrantPrisons, #PeoplePower, #RiseUpAsOne, and many more.
Teja is invested in communication strategy and public relations tactics that she gained from her time at California State University Northridge. She looks forward to continuing to build for Black and Brown communities on a state and national level.
Why are you a strategist for good?
“My passion is to connect with real people and grass-root organizations that need the correct information to continue to build their communities. This work puts me at the forefront to continue that initiative and fulfill my density.”
What’s your superpower?
“Staying connected. A part of my personal strategy is being the most diligent strategist I can be by being tapped into all aspects of the world. With social media and the news changing every day, staying up to date on current events and seeing how TV and music are the central airwaves of the younger generations is essential. That’s what elevates companies, separating yourself from the traditional ways of communicating.”
Who is your intellectual crush?
“Tracee Ellis Ross, a Jacklyn of all trades, just as I like to call myself. She embodies what it’s like to be a Black woman in America but connected to issues that directly affect her and others. She is impactful in her commitment ties, fashionable anytime you see her, and embodies how she is portrayed as a mixed woman but loves her Blackness. She is my intellectual crush because she has learned from experiences in life and not the politically correct way or the “right way.” Looking out for a book soon!”