“Being an entrepreneur can be stressful at times, but making my own rules, and being my own boss made me want to be an entrepreneur.”
Tammy Reese is a Multimedia Content Creator who loves everything theater, entertainment, media, and film. She is an Award-Winning Actress, Writer, and Journalist. The Founder & Lead Publicist of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media. On International Women’s Day 2019, Tammy received the WCNY/PBS Makers: Women Who Make America Award at the Women’s Right’s National Historical Park for her social awareness videos on topics of bullying, racism, domestic violence, suicide prevention, sexual assault., and more. As an Actress, Tammy has performed in a host of indie films and stage plays. She has written, directed, and produced short films, TV, and commercials in Upstate NY.
Tammy interviews celebrities and influencers regularly for the various media outlets she writes for. Some notable interviews are: Meagan Good-Franklin, Leon , Sheryl Lee Ralph, De’Aundre Bonds, Tamara Bass, Stormy Wellington, Tamra Simmons, Dani, Dannah from NBC show “Kenan”, Carmen Electra, Leslie Easterbook, Claudia Wells, Marion Ramsey, Jose Baez, Giancarlo Esposito, Richard Greico, Tony Todd, and many more.
Recently, Tammy played the role of Lena Younger in the Redhouse Theater’s virtual performance of Raisin in The Sun. Other Redhouse Theater acting involvement includes The Color Purple and Dreamgirls. Tammy looks forward to getting back to more filmmaking projects soon on topics that are geared towards stories and experiences of women of color.
Patrice: What motivated/inspired you to start a business?
Tammy: I like to make my own schedule, work at my own pace, enjoy being a mom and enjoy life without being overwhelmed every single day of my life. Being an entrepreneur can be stressful at times, but making my own rules, and being my own boss made me want to be an entrepreneur.
Patrice: What is the name of your business and what does it intel?
Tammy: I am the Founder and Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media. The services provided are public relations, media relations, copywriting, social media promotion, video content, and more! The multimedia experience provided to clients enhances their visual portfolio.
Patrice: Have you faced any challenges in your business?
Tammy: Absolutely! Especially having to adjust during the pandemic; we all did. Thankfully, a lot that I do can be done at home in regards to writing, mainly PR and journalism work.
Patrice: Are you currently working on any current projects right now?
Tammy: Yes, I contribute for numerous of media publications and I’m constantly interviewing or doing PR work and writing for clients.
Patrice: How do you face diversity as an entrepreneur?
Tammy: Head on! I am very vocal on social issues especially spreading awareness on racism and discrimination. As a Black woman, I’ve dealt with being overlooked, undervalued, put down, and let down by opposite counterparts. I’ve learned those who don’t understand the plight of the Black community personally and professionally, doesn’t deserve my time or attention. This Black Girl Magic continues to sparkle.
Patrice: Is balancing your personal life, work life and business life difficult for you at times?
Tammy: At times it sure is. Being a mother who works from home is a challenge but I make the best of it.
Patrice: What does being an entrepreneur or business owner mean to you?
Tammy: It means I trust myself that I can accomplish anything that I want to. I just take it one day at a time.
Patrice: Do you have any new projects or events coming up?
Tammy: Stay tuned for some more amazing influencer and celebrity interviews from me. I am also writing scripts geared towards women of color stay tuned.
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