TaRessa Stovall

TaRessa Stovall is the author of Swirl Girl: Come of Race in the USA, an engaging and thoughtful memoir that dives deeply into her battles with society-and sometimes her closest loved ones-as she forged her identity on her own terms as a child of parents whose marriage was illegal in 16 states.
An author from the age of seven, TaRessa has written several poems, books, and plays on various topics, including racial identity and the impact of colorism on people of color. Her books include: A Love Supreme: Real-Life Stories of Black Love, portraits of 20 couples, with a foreword by Ruby Dee. The book was featured on Oprah’s “In the Spirit;” The Hot Spot, a novel; The Buffalo Soldiers, a children’s book.
She also co-edited anthologies with Tracy Price-Thompson: Proverbs for the People: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Stories; Other People’s Skin: Four Novellas a groundbreaking anthology with three author friends that tackles healing from colorism); My Blue Suede Shoes: Four Novellas examining healing from various forms of domestic violence
TaRessa is an award-winning journalist whose works have been featured in USA Weekend and many other outlets. Please learn more about her new book and her by clicking on her photo to visit

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