Tiesha Bryant is resilient, despite her upbringing in the rural town of Pittsview, Alabama, a place that lacked opportunities and advancement. She’s persistent, when statistics predicted she would be a high school dropout due to becoming pregnant at 13, she graduated in the top ten percent of her class.
She’s unstoppable, as a young single parent, Tiesha continued her education receiving a bachelors and master’s degree in social work.
According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, only 38 percent of girls who had a baby before 18 have high school diplomas.
She often thought that to be true, told she would not be successful and debated giving up. She became very discouraged; however, knew she had to make a better life for her daughter and herself.
Tiesha’s main goal is to be a role model for her daughter Tanaya and work hard so that she can have a bright future.
Tiesha’s characteristics of being indomitable and diligent inspires her to be an advocate for the community.
She’s determined, persistent and well-rounded, all traits that aid in her desires to make a positive impact in the lives of youth.
Despite obstacles she’s faced in life, her strong will and never giving up spirit has allowed success in many endeavors.
In high school she founded Young Women with a Purpose, which helped students within her school and community with hardships become productive citizens.
At 23, she founded We Have A Purpose Inc. (WHAP), a non-profit organization that provides prevention and intervention services to at-risk families. The organization provides services that will reinforce the well-being of young citizens and decrease the crime rate.
Tiesha recently added author to her list of accomplishments. In May 2020 she released the book Imperfectly Perfect: Three Steps on the Parenthood Journey. The book is an interactive and informational guide for new and seasoned parents alike.
Partnering with her husband, Tjai Bryant, Tiesha facilitates summits that brings attention to unity and uplifting families. The couple focuses on the importance of healthy relationships and restoration of their community. They also honor men in the community with an annual awards show.
Tiesha is the co-founder of her daughter’s brand “That Girl”, which spreads positivity to the youth and advocates against bullying.
Over the years, Tiesha has spearheaded many programs including a self- help support group for parents who lost a child and a psychoeducation groups for teens, to have a safe and judge free environment to discuss challenging conversations.
She’s facilitated several mother and daughter dances, brunches, and conferences to strengthen the unique bonds and child abuse awareness dance competitions to raise awareness of child abuse.
Tiesha uses every opportunity presented to share her story and God’s glory. She speaks at various churches, schools and community events.
She has received many accolades, including Mom Boss Award by Girl Boss, and been featured in multiple media outlets including news channels WTVM and WRBL in Columbus, Georgia, Generational Changers’ Millennial in Action, Pieces of Cobb and The Courier Eco Latino Newspaper.
She doesn’t take any of her struggles or successes for granted, calling it an honor and privilege.
She has trusted God every step of the way and truly believes anyone can exceed in life with hard work and determination.
She believes that achieving success is not always easy, but hard work and determination is mandatory.”
Biography by Shaka Lias Cobb