Tamara R. Jackson
writer, filmmaker & motivational speaker
Tamara R. Jackson made her creative mark as a poet on many stages at venues in the New York City metropolitan area as a solo performer and as a member of A T.O.U.C.H. O.F. R.E.A.L.L.I.T.Y. in the late 1990s, opening for The Last Poets.
She is the author of various spoken word CDs and literary works, including the poetry collection Completion. Her performances have captivated many audiences taking them upon an emotional journey through anger, pride, self-awareness, empowerment, and love. As a social justice advocate, Tamara has infused her beliefs and values inside her art to address issues like homelessness and domestic violence.
In 2020, she stepped out on a leap of faith by applying to the 5 Shorts Project film mentorship program to learn about the art of filmmaking. Tamara wrote, directed, co-produced, and starred in her first, independent short film, Black Cases, which examines how trauma impacts a young Black male who finds himself caught up in the judicial system trappings after intervening in a domestic dispute involving his mother.
Tamara possesses dual Master's degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Rutgers University, respectively.