For Women’s History Month I will be sharing the stories that define and provide examples of women empowerment, uplifting stories of personal triumph and businesses that are inspiring and are making a difference for women. Women’s History Month is a declared month each year that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
I want to introduce you to Journalist & Publicist Tammy Reese.
Tammy Reese loves everything theater, entertainment, media, and film. She is an Award-Winning Journalist, Actress and Writer, Founder & Lead Publicist at Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media. Also, she is a Editorial Writer for We Empower Magazine and Hustle and Soul Magazine. She serves on the Communications Committee for New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) where she has a blog and on the podcast team.
On International Women’s Day in March 2019 Tammy received the WCNY/PBS Makers: Women Who Make America Award at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. Other prestigious awards she has received include the 2018 40 Under Forty Award and the 2019 40 Across 40 Unsung Heroes Award.
As the daughter of a US Veteran (her Father) and a highly decorated Activist & Advocate (her Mother) Tammy grew up being passionate about social issues. Throughout the course of her career, she incorporated spreading awareness on social issues through her theater, writing, and film work. Tammy defines what a multimedia creative artist is. She has Produced, Written, and Directed short films, tv, and commercials. Also, she’s hosted events, film premieres, radio & tv shows, and interviewed a variety of celebrities & influencers. Some notable interviews include but are not limited to Meagan Good-Franklin, Tamara Bass, Leon, Carmen Electra, Giancarlo Esposito, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Slim & Mike from R&B Group 112, Tony Todd, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Claudia Wells, John Kassir, Aleks Paunovic, Taimak Guarriello, Terry Kiser, Stormy Wellington and many more.
Her HERstory: She is a Rising Multimedia Creative.
She is the woman behind Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media providing the ultimate multimedia experience to enhance clients visual portfolios through social media promotion and media placement.
What does women empowerment mean to you?
Teaching, supporting, respecting, honoring, encouraging, loving and being patient with all women. The more we uplift each other to vibrate higher the more we shall be empowered.
What advice or words of inspiration would you like to share with someone?
You have a purpose and a legacy to be fulfilled. Destiny, triumph, victory is yours.
What do you want your legacy to be?
That I was one of the best multimedia journalists the world has ever known. Doing what I love with positivity, love and empathy to empower,educate and inspire.
What inspires you?
Life and the endless creative possibilities.
What kind of impact do you want to have on those around you?
That I told stories that made a difference in someone’s life.
Have you authored any books?
I am co-writer of a 100 woman anthology called “She Wouldn’t Let Me Fall”.
What does self care mean to you?
Putting you first…mind, body, soul with no regrets.
What obstacles have you overcome or hurdles did you personally face and how did you overcome them?
There is no greater obstacle I ever faced than losing my mother in Jan 2020. I am forever missing her and forever processing it. I have triumphed through the pain because I am my mother’s daughter..full of strength, purpose,faith and light.
When did you realize entrepreneurship was right for you?
Wanting to set my own schedule and monetizing my many talents – I had to become an entrepreneur.
Why did you choose entrepreneurship?
To be selfless, independent and to achieve greatness.
What would you say is your most driving motivation to keep doing what you to do?
Being a mother.
What are you most excited or passionate about? (In both business and life or both)
Being a mother is my greatest passion in my personal life. Career-wise Journalism is everything.
What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your business and personally?
More Film Directing.
Did you have any key mentors or people who deeply influenced who you are, what you believe in and what you’re committed to in your work and life? Tell me about them.
Walt Shepperd was the Executive Producer of the Media Unit Tv and Stage company where I began my career. We did plays and tv shows in Syracuse and around the country on social issues. He inspired me to spread awareness on social issues through the arts.
What’s next for you in your business/brand? What can readers look forward to from you?
More celebrity and influencer interviews.
Is there anything else you would like to share with me?
I am the Lead Publicist for Independent Filmmaker Day. Join our Facebook community of over 630K.
Find out more about Tammy Reese by visiting this website.