Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tracy T (Asst. Editor)


Tracy T is a creative powerhouse hailing from the borough of Queens, New York and raised among the cold grey bricks of Jersey City, New Jersey after being put up for adoption as an infant.

As a former New York City child performer and musician Tracy performed with off Broadway Theater houses and did print work as a model. The power of the word “No” was her first exercise in what would become one of her greatest gifts… self determination and the refusal to stand by and remain a victim of sexual abuse. It would be decades before she chose to perform again.

Ferociously curious at an early age, opinionated and determined she began reading at the age of three with the help of her retired school teacher grandmother. The Alabama bred Cherokee former civil rights activist first introduced young Tracy to the art of oral tradition in between high tea lunches and the spirited chatter of the neighborhood housewives that filled her Grandmother’s kitchen during her childhood.

It could have been the oral histories of the Civil Rights marches and family folklore, or the dramatic rehashing of today’s episode of the soap operas or the gossip she overheard at the knees of the wives that gathered around her grandmother’s kitchen table that planted the seed that grew into an in-depth understanding of human observation.

Tracy fell in love with the art of storytelling and went on to attempt to write her first screen play at the age of nine after teaching herself how to type so that she may complete it quicker.

These days she expresses her boundless creativity as a writer, poet, artist and performance artist both online and in the New York/New Jersey area. Tracy’s unique blend of life experience, insight and open mindedness allow her work on the subjects of gender, advocacy, and human intercultural relationships to be bold, intriguing and often not previously considered by mainstream point of views.

She gives victims a voice, analyzes and condemns circumstances and offers redemption in her lack of shame while exposing her own wounds so that others may heal.

Tracy also works behind the scenes as a regular contributor and editor to several well known online media outlets. Her company, Rhed Banana Media is a consulting firm that specializes in project management, public relations and support services for small businesses and independent artists.

Miss Tracy is a 2005 cum laude graduate of New Jersey City University with a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations. She is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society while also holding an A.A.S. in Legal Studies from Hudson County Community College where she graduated with honors in 2002. In 2007 she received an Advance Paralegal Certification in Intellectual Property from Wagner College before deciding that cubicles are evil and that work should include giggles.

Recently reunited with her birth family, these days Tracy can be found spending time getting to know them and from where she originally came. As the single mother of an adult daughter, if your child yells, “Mom!” in a public place..she will still respond.

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