WILD Profile: Tei Shi

Who: Valerie Teicher a.k.a. Tei Shi
Where she was born: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Where she lives now: New York
What she does: I write, perform, and produce music.

Tei Shi interview WILD music

What good energy means to her:
Living in an honest way and being at peace with yourself. Putting that kind of energy out into the world is a huge collective good.

If she were a sound, it would be:
The sound of a butterfly flutter that turns into a water drop.

What she believes in:
I believe in seeing through the bullshit.

What she think there is too much of, and too little of:
Too much life spent in the digital, too little real human interaction.

If she could see broad social disruption in one aspect, it would be:
When women truly band together and become a allied voice rather than a disjunctive or self-hating one.

Heavy rotation:
To be honest, Ariana Grande.

Something that surprised her recently:
That I really like Ariana Grande.

With whom she would like most to go on a tête à tête:
Ariana Grande. Just kidding—there are so many! At this moment I think Maya Angelou would have been a great one.

Style icon:
Anna Karina.

Tei Shi’s WILD Wish:
To be able to swim deep in the ocean with no need for oxygen, and just roam around. Like scuba diving…but with no tank.


Lead images by Faith Silva, portrait by Nicholas Pesce


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text by: Blaine Skrainka

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