Women of Stone Soup – Hyattsville

Tamarra Royal, Hostess and Bookseller

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Exploring Washington, DC, reading, painting, and listening to music.

1) Who is your favorite female artist?

Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Dawn Penn.

2) What woman has inspired you?

My Mother is the reason I am the person I am today and even though she no longer with me she is still inspires me.

3)The Busboys and Poets community knows you’re a phenomenal woman, what makes you so?

I try to work as hard as I can to achieve the goals set for me. I also help others when they need it and I think I am one in SOOO many phenomenal women who work in the Busboys and Poets community.

Busboys and Poets Books Review: My Guantanamo Diary

Have you set a goal or a resolution for the New Year? As I’m reading My Guantanamo Diary (PublicAffairs $14.99), by Mahvish Rukhsana Khan for an upcoming literary club with a dramatic twist (details to follow), I’d like to encourage you to consider participation in the arts as a worthy goal for 2018. Artists, writers … Continued

Busboys and Poets Books Review: From Headshops to Whole Foods

From Head Shops to Whole Foods by Joshua Clark Davis is a scholarly examination of activist entrepreneurs who use business as a tool to enact social and political change. It’s a far-reaching subject to dedicate this sort of academic rigor to, and the author limits his examination to four subjects: African American bookstores, head shops, … Continued

The Morning After

Its time for us to be the change we want to see in the world.