Tamara is available to speak about race and gender and their intersection with pop culture, politics and current events. Talk to her about customizing a lecture or workshop or choose from one of the existing presentations below:


Mad Women, Rump Shakers and Bad 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 women. 60 minutes

WORKSHOP: Deconstruct! Images of Black Womanhood

A great companion to the “Mad Women” lecture, this interactive presentation encourages participants to analyze public and personal perceptions of high-profile black women (Ex. Michelle Obama, Nicki Minaj, “Sweet” Brown). The goal is to encourage participants to interrogate biases and recognize black women as fully-realized, complicated human beings. 60 minutes

WORKSHOP: The Sisters Are Alright

This workshop is ideal for gatherings of black women. Participants are led in exploring one or more of the issues covered in The Sisters Are Alright, sharing their relationship to stereotype, as well as their realities. 90 minutes

For more information or to book Tamara, contact info@tamarawinfreyharris.com


Upcoming Appearances



Wednesday, March 2

7 p.m.
Purdue University
Stewart Center, Room 302
West Lafayette, IN

Listen as Tamara discusses the truth behind Mad Women, Rump Shakers and Bad Mamas--stereotypes the burden black women.



Saturday, April 2

7 p.m.
Ohio Wesleyan
Delaware, MI

Join Tamara as she leads a progressive, feminist discussion of the play, "Butterfly Confessions," as performed by the student organization, Sisters United. Details to come.

Thursday, April 7

6:30 p.m.
38th African American Heritage Festival
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Details to come.


Past Appearances



Saturday, Jan. 16

"Launching New Dimensions of Service & Celebrating 108 Years of Sisterhood," Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Metropolitan Detroit and Ann Arbor chapters Joint Founders' Day Luncheon
Detroit Marriott Hotel Renaissance Ballroom
Detroit, MI
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; Vendor's Boutique begins at 10 a.m.)
Tickets are $65. Call 313.964.1572 or visit Eventbrite, keyword: Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Hear Tamara's keynote speech on black female strength, health, self-care and sisterly support.



Saturday, July 11

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Studio B
613 N. East St., Indianapolis

Monday, July 13

To Kill a Mockingbird Read-a-thon
6 - 6 p.m. (Reading goes on all day)
Barnes & Noble
Stony Creek Marketplace
17090 Mercantile Blvd., Noblesville, IN

Saturday, July 18

Indiana Black Expo
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Author and Artists Cafe
Indiana Convention Center
100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis.

Saturday, July 25

Book Reading and Signing
noon to 2 p.m.
Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis

Tuesday, July 28

Writers LIVE series: Reading and Signing (Hear Audio)
6:30 p.m.
Enoch Pratt Free Library - Edgar Allen Poe Room
400 Cathedral St.; Baltimore

Wednesday, July 29

Author Talk
6:30 p.m.
Busboys & Poets
14th & V, 2021 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 


Sunday, Aug. 9

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Exittheapple Art Space
2334 Guilford Ave; Baltimore

Monday, Aug. 10

Reading and Discussion 
6 p.m.
Art Sanctuary
628 S. 16th St.; Philadelphia

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Reading and Discussion 
7 p.m.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane; Philadelphia

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Book Reading and Signing 
7 p.m.
172 Allen Street; New York

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Book Reading and Signing
7:30 p.m.
Women and Children First
5233 N Clark St; Chicago (North)

Saturday, Aug. 22

Ousamare Book Club (Private Event - Skype)

Thursday, Aug. 27

Book Reading and Signing
7 p.m.
Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave NE; Atlanta

Friday, Aug. 28

Book Reading and Signing
7 p.m.
Hammonds House
503 Peeples St SW; Atlanta


Tuesday, Sept. 8

Book Lovers Book Club (Private Event - Gary, Ind.) 

Thursday, Sept. 17

Book Reading and Signing 
5 p.m.
Castleton Village Shopping Center
6697 E 82nd St.; Indianapolis

Saturday, Sept. 19

Illiana Bas Bleu Book Club (Private Event - Gary, Ind.)

Sunday, Sept. 20

The Sisters Are Alright Book Club (Private Event - Detroit)


Saturday, Oct. 10

Book Reading and Signing 
2 p.m.
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.; Chicago (South)


Friday, Dec. 4

Presentation: "Mad Women, Rump Shakers and Bad Mamas"
6:30 p.m.
Ohio University, Schoonover Center 145