Hi! I’m Te-Erika Patterson. I was born and raised in Liberty City/Miami, Florida and I currently live in central Los Angeles. I am a Mental Health and Personal Success Teacher. I use my skills as a Multi-Media Journalist and Digital Entrepreneur to present content that empowers people to overcome life’s trickiest circumstances. I am the mom of two amazing sons, SaiDON and Solomon.

As a prolific digital content creator my digital empire consists of 4 active blogs, 3 Youtube channels, an online school, 3 coaching programs, 3 e-commerce stores, 4 ebooks, 2 print books as well as more than 1,000 original videos and more than 2,000 original blog posts and articles.

I am inspired by the amazing achievements of Malcolm Gladwell, Kanye West, Nikola Tesla, Frida Kahlo, Maya Angelou,  and Harriett Tubman. Each of these people have irrevocably impacted the way I view myself and the scope of my capabilities.

Formal education? Sure, I have some.  I graduated from Miami Jackson Senior High School in 1997 and then went on to earn a BS in Journalism at the University of Florida. I later studied Marriage/Family Counseling as a graduate student at Barry University.

As a journalist, I am proud of my body of work. My writing has been featured in dozens of publications both online and in print including The Atlantic, Fox News, Forbes.Com, Entrepreneur.Com, Smithsonian.Com, Mom.Me, The Miami Herald, DigiDay, YourTango, xoJane, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post among many other publications.


In 2011 I published my first print self help book- It’s Not A Sin To Be Single and in June 2017 I published my second print self help book- She Wants. I am also the author of 5 eBooks that speak to the strategic development of the whole person, all of which are available on Amazon.


The Rebuild Your Life Project

I created The Rebuild Your Life Project, an empowerment outreach aimed to teach women to overcome their fear of failure. In April 2011, I gave away everything that I owned and became homeless on purpose. I aimed to teach women how to overcome extreme failure by placing myself into the most hopeless situation and documenting my journey while teaching mental strategies for overcoming hopelessness. During this project I gave away a $650 Rental Assistance Grant to help a woman to keep her home. I shared my 4 month journey into and out of homelessness in a video series on my youtube channel and in writing on my women’s empowerment blog, MySavvySisters.Com.

The Rebuild Your Life Project- Los Angeles

In April of 2012 I decided to undertake an exciting and challenging new project. I would teach how to navigate starting over in life in a new city with nothing by allowing the readers of my women’s empowerment blog, My Savvy Sisters, to choose the city that I would move to so that I could chronicle my journey for all to watch. They chose Los Angeles.

In June 2012 I moved to Los Angeles with less than $200, no friends or family and no support. I have been chronicling my journey on my YouTube channel and sharing survival strategies for supporting yourself financially during a life transition and tips on how to handle the emotional stresses of living on your own without support. I created a blog dedicated to sharing tips for hopeful Los Angeles transplants called Moving To LA TODAY.

The Rebuild Your Life Project- Los Angeles will give away $4,000 in grants to transplants to celebrate their bravery in going after their dream of relocating to Los Angeles.  Two grants have been awarded so far; $1000 to Jai from Dallas and $1,000 to Essa from Minnesota. I am raising the money for the grants through my own personal income.

Youtube Content Creator and Vlogger

I have been creating Youtube videos since 2007. I have 3 active Youtube channels.

My main Youtube channel is called Embrace Your Fantasy. I created it because I wanted to teach people how to achieve their wildest dreams. To date, Embrace Your Fantasy hosts more than 800 inspirational and intellectually provocative videos that provide unique wisdom for many of life’s complexities.

I created Moving To LA Today to showcase interviews with some of the most interesting Los Angeles transplants as well as introduce the key players in the Los Angeles community.

Loving Female Led Relationships was created to teach fundamental principles behind establishing healthy, loving Female Led Relationships that empower women.

Parenting Blogger

I am also an established Parenting writer. I have written more than 200 parenting blog posts, news articles and features stories for Mom.Me.

Mental Health Blogger

My women’s empowerment blog, MySavvy Sisters.Com is a website dedicated to providing resources, information and inspiration to empower women to survive life’s trickiest circumstances. With more than 1000 posts to date, I have presented original inspirational articles, original motivational videos, local and federal resources for survival, timely world news of interest, free mentoring, free give-aways and so much more.

Since 2011, My Savvy Sisters has also offered FREE emotional crisis counseling, scholarships and financial assistance to women. To date I have offered more than 300 women the emotional and financial support they need to survive and thrive in life.

Abuse Is Not A Secret is a mental health blog that offers a space for psychology professionals, authors and those who are dealing with the aftermath of addiction, emotional, spiritual or physical abuse to share their stories and healing techniques.

Women’s Empowerment Blogs

I am the creator of FemaleLedSociety.Org, a website that aims to educate the masses on the importance of supporting women in leadership and the ascension of female leadership in society.

Relationship Coach

I am a relationship coach, I created LovingFLR.Com, a website that celebrates Female Led Relationships. Female Led Relationships are relationships were the woman’s happiness, satisfaction and progress are the main priority. She sets standards and expectations for the relationship and her partner happily works to meet them, ensuring that she has everything she needs to create a great life for herself and their family.

In order to encourage the success of Female Led Relationships I facilitate a web based coaching program for anyone who wants to learn more about how to create Female Led Relationships. I coach women on how to become more assertive more confident leaders in their relationships. I also coach single men on how to prepare to be an asset to a Powerful Woman.

My hope is to empower women through introducing them to the concept of Female Led Relationships and use my skills as a matchmaker to introduce them to men who truly want to cherish and support a Powerful Woman.

Coaching Program Developer and Teacher

I currently manage several coaching programs based on the topics I present on my websites/blogs. My Savvy SistersWomen’s Leadership & Personal Success Training, Loving FLRFemale Led Relationship Coaching Programs, Abuse Is Not A SecretOvercoming Abusive Relationships Coaching.

Radio & Internet Television Host

I spent time as the radio host and producer of Keeping It Together with Te-Erika on WBRY 1640 AM, while a graduate student at Barry University. During my weekly show I shared insights about relationships, both romantic and platonic, that encouraged listeners to have faith in their life path.

In 2009 hosted a weekly internet talk show called Krib TV’s Embrace Your Fantasy that broadcast LIVE from the top of the Sony Building on South Beach. I interviewed music artists and professionals from the South Florida music scene, allowed them to perform and offered them awards for going after their dreams. My show ran for 13 episodes and some of them can be found on Youtube.

Mini Documentaries

I have created 2 mini documentaries to share compelling stories. Bad Medicine: A Drug Relapse Documentary and The Dragon Slayer: Hope for the African American Community.

Digital Branding & Marketing Consultant

As a Digital Branding & Marketing Strategist, I help small businesses to create strong, engaging brand identities and brilliant marketing strategies. As a freelance blogger I enjoy writing about digital marketing and entrepreneurial business success for several websites.

Brand Ambassador and Promotional Model

I have worked as an experiential marketing brand ambassador and promotional model for established brands such as American Association of Neurosurgeons, Sprint, L’Oreal, YouTube, Dos XX and Heineken.

Spoken Word Artist

I love art and am passionate about supporting visual and creative arts. Some people know me from my days as a spoken word artist but it’s been a while.

Background Actor

I have appeared as a background actor on more than 50 television shows, commercials and films including Shameless, Lethal Weapon, Court TV with Christina Perez, American Horror Story, Scandal, Insecure and Code Black.

Dream Catcher

I have achieved every dream that I have ever had. I don’t believe I have any limitations. If I choose to make waves in this world in any field that I desire, I know that I can, simply because I am capable and it would be fun to do.

CONTACT: Contact{at}MySavvySisters.Com

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14 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Aiyana

    Hey girl, Ive been watching your vids off and on over the past 3 years, while i been rebuilding my life lol. In a recent video you said you dont read emails so I hope it’s okay to reach out to you here. I know what you mean about not knowing how to interact with people to make your purpose effective. I wanted to be the mastermind behind something great, with someone else at the forefront who I felt people would be more receptive to. But on the real, fuck all dat (excuse my french no disrespect LOL) You are doing what you’re designed to do because only you can do it the way it needs to be done. The fact that you can’t give in to social norms allows you the inner strength to produce so many life changing ventures and opportunities. And that’s you, the value in being you and not worrying about how others receive you is what will move your project forward. Plenty of socially awkward people have friends and support…when they embrace and appreciate that awkwardness as a unique aspect of themselves. Anyway, I have shared your videos, I am a subscriber and I love what you are doing. I see you as an amazingly honest open strong and uncompromising Queen fulfilling a purpose and showing others how to be self-made and unapologetically true to themselves. Stay focused, you are building the momentum to make bigger moves. Much Love

  2. Crystal

    Hello TeErika! My name is Crystal, I’m 24 years old, and I go by Jon’VieveTheInfamous on Youtube where I promote body positivity, self love, self acceptance, spirituality, and a few beauty/style tips here and there lol. I just found your channel… and i must say… sooooo very inspiring! Your channel and your words came in the moment I needed some serious encouragement. I was actually looking up some videos on women moving to LA alone cause I’ve been thinking about it as well, for a while now, and your channel popped up and I’m so glad I found it. I’m only on Episode 73, lol but just had to pause for a moment to tell you how wonderful you are and how much I appreciate your transparency in this situation. It has really helped me in my journey of self love and understanding.
    I’m at that weird, awkward stage, i call the “Quarter Life Crisis” lol. Where I’m trying to figure out life and what I wanna do and its been very difficult. I have many talents (Sing, write, dance, paint, beauty, basically anything creative) but I don’t really know what to do with them and how to create multiple streams of income from them, that I can feel happy with, and without sucking all the fun out of them lol, especially with my YT channel. I feel stretched in a thousand different ways, not sure what I should do about it or how even to go about making a successful business(es). This summer, well a little bit before, God put a task on my heart that was very hard to wrap my head around, and sounds completely and TOTALLY CRAZY to 99.99% of the population. lol Yet somehow I mustered up the courage to do it and it hasn’t been working out the way I hopped it would. Over the past week the extent of it has really hit hard, and I’ve been feeling completely discouraged and depressed, (I’ve struggled with clinical depression almost all my life, over the past year I’ve had it under control until recenly) taking life hit after hit of… Honestly… random unnecessary BS!!! lol. And now its starting to affect my family life, and relationship with my Mother (whom I am Extremely close to) and its really been effecting my growth and spiritual awakening I’m currently going through as well lol. Just feeling stuck with little to no money, that urge to get out of here is stronger than ever. Just sooooo much stuff… and amongst all that I’ve managed to stumble upon your videos, and they have really help me to feel positive and encouraged. Literally on the day I found your videos, I was just telling God, “I’m tired of this place, I’m sick of being here, I wanna come home to you”… not suicidal but just that longing to disappear… and your really help me to see that its not so bad, it will get better, I don’t have to stay here in this place/city if I don’t want to I can move on. And again I can’t thankyou enough for starting this series and sharing your story, its gave me hope that there is something better for me on the other side of this. God just keep telling me to continue to do what I’m doing, and on my channel I’m all about body positivity and self love and sometimes its hard to continue when your “down in the dumps” lol. But again thankyou for your words, please continue to do what your doing, and if you have any advice for me on my situation or starting my own business I am open to any and everything. Maybe even work with you in the future lol? IDK but again thankyou thankyou thankyou! Please stay blessed! XOXO

  3. Tasheka Seepaul

    Hi Te-Erika,

    It’s me TASHEKA! 🙂 It was a pleasure seeing you the other day during your walk. It was definitely a surreal moment for me. I didn’t mean to scare you at all LOL… I was just so shocked, that it was really you. I want to say thank you for all that you do! You are a truly an amazing spirit.

    Love Tasheka Seepaul

    1. Te-Erika Post author

      Hey Tasheka! I appreciated meeting you! That was an excellent hug you gave me. I felt so much love and appreciation. Thanks for taking the time to share it with me!

  4. TW

    Hey Chica! I’ve been watching your vids for a while now. I moved to LA a few years ago near the same time you did and happened to find you while internet surfing about Moving to LA. You are truly an inspiration Like everyone else, thank you for sharing your story. It amazing to see such blunt, unedited honesty,and just plan being real which is rare in this city (for real though). Watching your videos reminds me a lot of being back home. I actually saw a video of you recently where you are at one of the studios where I work. Hit me up and I’d be happy to meet up and give you a tour.

    Best :)))

  5. Laura

    Please Te-Erika,
    I know you are a busy woman but could you take the time to message me? You’re my inspiration but I need courage to take the next steps…you’re the only positive example I have…
    Thank you! Bless you!

  6. Terrivio-Wesley Nevarez Merritt

    Hey Te-Erika! I’ve been following you for YEARS! I just moved to LA yesterday and I’d love to meet you soon. I hope all is well.

  7. Karen Stamper

    Hey Te-Erika, I recently found your youtube series because I want to move to L.A. and I wanted to for years. I have a unique situation that may make it harder to move to and live in L.A. I’m a college graduate with a B.A. but I’m on a fixed income and I can’t find a job in my current cities. Anyway, I still want to move to L.A. How can someone on a fixed income move safely?

  8. Ben

    Good morning/afternoon/evening! I recently read your piece in the Atlantic about the struggles faced by Ph.D. students, and I wanted to say that it resonated with the experiences I had in the master’s program I just completed. I am hoping to write about my experiences, and I was hoping you could offer some pointers on finding the information you utilized. Thanks for your time, and have a great day!

  9. Mo

    Hi Te-Erika, I stumbled upon your videos a couple years ago but just recently( 2 weeks ago) begin really viewing them and your journey in Los Angeles. I look at you with such inspiration. While I am accomplished like you, have my own home, been divorced and now a single mom of two, I feel like I’m just beginning to live my life. What I enjoy about you is that you beat to your own drum. You don’t let your circumstances or challenges stop you. You don’t wait for people you do things your self. While I’m like you in many ways I admire your independence and ability to do things by yourself. I want people to experience life with. Sometimes that calls for me to wait on people. But you Erika you live, explore and enjoy the adventure of life. I often think I’m so free spirited and independent but look at you and it calls for me to redefine what those words really are for me. Your anazing😀

  10. hassan ibrahim

    thanks Te-Erkia,

    Ive just read your blog on “10 fears you must overcome when starting a new business”. I was feeling a little low, point 5 and 6 struck a nerve and made me feel better. gave me a little boost.

    keep up the good work.

    best wishes,


  11. The Conqueress

    You disabled your comments so I’m reaching out here…
    My heart goes out to you, your mom and your sons. I pray that your mom, your sons and the rest of your family are safe during hurricane Irma.

  12. Tiffany

    Hi Te-Erika,

    I moved to LA over a year ago, was staying with a crazy roommate in Crenshaw for a couple of months. Then I moved to Westlake where I’m at right now. My apartment is infested with bed bugs and I’ve been trying to get rid of them. Currently sitting at my desk and too afraid to go in my bed because I saw a bed bug on my pillow. I’ve been binging your videos all night since I can’t get a good night’s sleep.

    I’ve spent so many night crying and wondering how it’s gonna work out, this city is so expensive and I just want to live in a decent place.

    It really makes me happy to see that things worked out for you. I’m definitely a supporter!

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