Meet the CLS Team

Tamara

Founder/ Editor-in-Chief

Lover of words, flowers, and anything sweet, Tamara has a passion for writing. An intuitive who unapologetically sprinkles sisterly love and an advocate for the Divine Feminine, Tamara writes to dispel the myths behind gender roles in relationships and to encourage women to find their strength through their femininity. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Tamara spent twelve years working as a licensed clinical social worker in Atlanta and currently works as a life coach and offers intuitive coaching for clients. A mother of two; a thirteen year old son and a six year old daughter, Tamara is an avid Baltimore Ravens fan who also loves watching boxing and MMA.

You can find her work at Zen Publishing Company, her publishing company.

She is also a blogger at Huffington Post  and Saffron Soul Violet Voices

~”Being a woman is one of the greatest gifts in the world. Giving love to others is the other.”

Follow her on IG @loveandfaerymagic and Twitter @tamaraangela26

Contributing Writers

 

Hilda

Over the past 12 years, Hilda has positively impacted the lives of thousands of individuals looking to improve their health status.  As a health educator and fitness professional, Hilda is equipped with the knowledge to help others achieve their personal health goals.  Not only has her educational background helped her be an excellent change agent for others, she has overcome her own personal health challenges, making her an inspiration for countless women (and men) across the country.

Hilda knows all too well the challenges of balancing a family and career.  As a mother of four children, she is constantly exploring ways to take care of herself so that she can give her best to those she cares for and coaches.

As she continues to grow personally and professionally, she continues to liver her personal mission of helping others reach their fullest potential.  Hilda coaches individuals to take care of mind and body through yoga and fitness coaching, one-on-one wellness consultations, and fitness plan development.

~“The day will come when the risk to remain tight in a bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom.”

Follow her on IG @hildafields

Stacey

Born and raised in the heart of Atlanta, Stacey is a proud Georgia Peach and an avid Falcons fan. She is a lover of music, theater and true crime shows. However, Stacey is most passionate about writing.  She studied journalism at Savannah State University and wrote training manuals for various insurance companies before spreading her wings and becoming a published author of Contemporary Fiction.
Stacey is the mother of an amazing 14 year old son and will soon celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary.
~”We were never given the spirit of fear. We were given the spirit of Power, Love & Sound Mind & that’s what we should operate from.”
Follow her on IG @scovingtonlee

Guest Writers

 

Lisa

I was born in Chicago, Illinois and move to Atlanta, Georgia when I was 8 years old, so you can say I am from Atlanta. I was raised with my Mom, Dad, and three sisters.  I attended West Georgia University but finished my degree in Psychology at the University of Phoenix. I am divorced with two kids; boy and girl. My son is 20 and my daughter is 16 years old. I am all about my family and having fun. I love to travel and shop. I love sports, especially football. I am always looking for new creative events to attend and experience with my family.

~”God has brought me from low to high times and I give him all the glory over my life. I am an open book and I believe my calling is to help others through modern counseling techniques.”

Follow her on IG @_forevergoldielocks

Cierra

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Cierra has been in Atlanta for 16 years when she moved from California with her parents in 2000. She’s the oldest of 5 children. She’s a wife and mother of three kids ages 2,5, and 8.
Cierra has always been an avid reader and writer. She published her first chapbook in February of 2016 and also does spoken word in many Atlanta venues.
After having the toughest year of her adult life on 2014 she realized how important writing, being transparent, and standing in her own truth is. Her ultimate goal is to become self-employed as a writer which would allow her to spend more quality time with her family.
Follow her on IG and Twitter @cece_cakez

Crystal

Crystal is a native of Chicagoland.  She’s a lover of poetry, writing, and live entertainment.  Crystal is a Financial Services Representative by day and writer by night.

A double Wildcat with an undergraduate in Communications and a Masters of Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. Crystal is passionate about sharing tips on Integrated Marketing on www.crys2sana.com.

Crystal is well known for being a great listener and lover of storytelling. In her leisure time, she loves to take long walks and play with her dog Chico.

Follow her on Twitter @TousanaC

Dawn

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Dawn is a Chicago native who holds down a day job, two brilliant Black boys, and a marriage of 15 years to her writer/feminist husband.  When she’s not trying to catch up on sleep, she writes about race, class, gender, and representation in the media to the sounds of Prince on her ever expanding playlist.

Follow Dawn on Twitter @washingdawn

 

Pam

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Pam is a quirky Georgia Peach who struggles daily for her right to be selfish, fearless, and carefree. A single mother of a 25 year old man-child, she is also a friend, mentor, cheerleader, and coach. In her free time she frets over her on again off again relationship with fitness, attends wine tastings, festivals and various other random things to get her out of her comfort zone. She has a self esteem blog and is a tarot/angel card reader.

Pam is extremely excited to be a contributing writer and will share perspectives of her process of healing from a broken heart, love, low self esteem and a fight to unapologetic about who she is.

She also will occasionally refer to her alter ego Penelope. Penelope smokes weed, cusses, talks trash, and will occasionally show up when she Pam is not being true to herself.

We welcome them both!

 

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