Natoshia “Tee” LeShoure is the founder and president of A.L.P.H.A.S (African American Lesbian Professionals Having A Say), an organization providing advocacy, resources and education to LGBTQIA community members and allies in the Quad Cities area of Illinois. Ms. LeShoure is also a member of the Equality Illinois Community Advisory Committee. This committee consists of 35 LGBTQIA individuals and allies from across the state who work in policy development and agenda building to secure and advance LGBTQ equality, justice, and intersectional action in Illinois. Passionate about social change.
Tee is also the CEO of Tee It Up Movements, an organization committed to healing Black communities. Tee It Up Movements provides wraparound services to individuals and families, addressing intergenerational, racial, and historical trauma in Black communities and works to interrupt cycles of violence through holistic programming, promoting self-empowerment, self – reliance and healing through nontraditional methods of therapy, mentorship, and community connection. As a full – time supervisor of homicide and other violent crimes programming, Tee works at the intersections of violence and identity, advocating for healing through culturally specific service delivery. Ms. LeShoure has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration with focus in Behavioral Science as well as a Master of Law Enforcement Justice Administration.