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For inquires about

 A Black Woman’s Guide to Getting Free, Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters On Stepping Into Your Power or The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America:

Tamara’s Literary Agent

Victoria Sanders & Associates
440 Buck Road
Stone Ridge, NY 12484 USA
tel (212) 633-8811

Tamara’s Publisher

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
1333 Broadway, Suite 1000
Oakland, CA 94612  USA
tel (510) 817-2277

Tamara’s Speaking Agent

Anya Backlund
Blue Flower Arts


A Black Woman’s Guide to Getting Free

Tamara will discuss and provide select readings from her newest book A Black Woman’s Guide to Getting Free. (Interactivity can be added, including a Liberation Walk (similar to a Privilege Walk) that encourages Black women to interrogate their own freedom and its relationship to the liberation of other Black femmes.)

Black Women Visioning Well-Being

Black women work and lead and achieve and nurture and too often are encouraged to deprioritize their health and well-being thanks to the damaging myth of the strong Black woman. Black women may be resilient, but they are not unbreakable. This workshop leverages sister wit and yogic philosophy to help participants craft a written vision to care for themselves while pursuing their goals.

The Sisters Are Alright

Tamara will discuss and provide select readings from the award-winning book, The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative fo Black Women in America. (Interactivity can be added.)

Dear Black Girl

This presentation includes select readings from the book Dear Black Girl: Letters from Your Sisters on Stepping into Your Power. The author will discuss how letters directly address Black girls’ experiences. (Interactivity can be added to this workshop. Participants can be led in writing their own letters to Black girls.)

Instructions for an Artist’s Life

In this presentation, Tamara shares what she has learned in more than 15 years of being a writer, including lessons about business, maintaining the muse and more.


Rump-shakers, Mules and Angry Black Mamas

This presentation explores centuries-old caricatures–Jezebel, Mammy, Sapphire, The Matriarch–that impact the Black femme experience, sharing their origins, how they show up in the 21st century, and how the audience can combat them.

Loudies, Delinquents, Fast Girls and Little Mamas

This presentation uses humor, history and frank talk to reveal how stereotypes like Jezebel, Sapphire, Mammy and the Matriarch persist in the 21st century and how they influence the lives of Black girls, resulting in adultification and mistreatment. The presentation suggests a more liberated way to nurture Black girls into empowered women. (Interactivity can be added to this workshop.)

The Real Work of Being an Ally

Never in a generation have women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community more dearly needed active allies to counter inequality. But the contours of active allyship are elusive to most people. It is easier to disapprove of injustice passively than it is to actually do something. Most of us lack experience resisting the prejudice baked into American society. And allyship is also stymied by the very human urge to begin our work outside. This 20-minute speech offers practical tips on being an active ally to marginalized people. 

Black Women: Writing Our Stories Workshop

Great for intimate groups of Black women. This workshop encourages women to use writing for self-expression and emotional healing. Participants will respond to writing prompts inspired by The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America, sharing personal stories and providing feedback to one another. Tamara will talk about writing as a form of Black female self-care and offer hints on crafting a writing life.g a writer, including lessons about business, maintaining the muse and more.

Sisterhood and Self-Care Can Save Our Lives

Belief in the strong Black woman myth affects how society sees Black women and how they see themselves. Often Black women ignore their own vulnerability even as they are breaking physically and emotionally. This inspiring presentation is perfect for groups of Black women. It interrogates the devastating effects of the strong Black women stereotype and offers a blueprint for healing. 60 minutes. (Interactivity can be added to this workshop.)