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Tamara is a soulful poet, blogger, and social networker. She has previous and current experience working as a newspaper journalist, poetry and spoken word group organizer, and copy writer for various online publications, such as being the Honolulu Sex and Relationships Examiner and Indyposted.com. Published in Empirical Magazine’s first poetry book, “Latitude on 2nd,” and received Honorable Mention: WV Writer’s Conference Poetry Division. She also been a featured poet for several events including African American Arts and Heritage Academy, a FEM fundraiser and Take Back the Night-domestic violence awareness event. She was the co-organizer of Morgantown Poets and the creator of Tha.Speakeasy, a spoken word event in Morgantown, WV. Her career has also had a special focus and attention to the social struggles of people with disabilities and the homeless. She has dedicated two years of her life to being an AmeriCorps and a VISTA volunteer. She has recently traded the Appalachian Mountains for the sandy beaches of Hawai’i to explore the dynamics of a different region and expand her literary horizons.