We're excited to announce a new team member – Teddy Reiss!
What’s your backstory?
I grew up in South East London, in a very musical and religious family. At first I wanted to be an accountant so I went to university to study ACCA. After ACCA put me off of accounting, I started a social enterprise called Rap Association C.I.C, using rap as a tool to educate, entertain and empower the local community. After facilitating rap workshops and custom rap songs for corporate events, I built my songwriting skills and decided to start a rap career. To build foundational skills and knowledge in music, I decided to study Music Industry Practice - Creative Artistry (rap pathway) at ACM Birmingham. I received the ACE Scholarship in 2019 and am currently releasing music regularly.
Check out my new mixtape Teddy Reiss - ‘Ready Teddy Go’ available now on all streaming platforms.
What’s your role at Stir to Action?
I’m the New Economy Programme Digital Host, supporting the current six-month webinar programme. I host webinars and liaise with workshop leaders and participants. I’m also part of building an online learning platform to share resources, readings lists, and create discussion.
What other initiatives are you involved in?
At university, I’m part of the Afro-Caribbean society which regularly puts on live events for students. I’m also a member of a church, True Vine Apostolic Ministries based in Tulse Hill.
What keeps you up at night?
University assignments. Sleeping in the daytime.
One thing you are going to change?
In the future, when I have more reach in my music career, I want to inspire people to educate themselves on themselves. I want my listeners to start being conscious of their potential to be better through self reflection and learning. I want to change how people view their outcomes because once they change their thoughts they can change their destiny.