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.

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Community Resources for COVID-19

Here are some resources that you may be able to take advantage of: Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you Back To School After Lockdown – Tips From An NHS Psychologist One Fair Wage – Emergency Funding for Tipped Employees/Service WorkersRWCF- Restaurant Workers COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund USBG- COVID-19 Relief Grants for Bartenders Restaurant Opportunities Centers- United … Continued

Busboys and Poets Book Review: Young, Gifted, and Black

Busboys and Poets Book Review: Young, Gifted, and Black

Bearing the same name as Nina Simone’s iconic song, “Young, Gifted, and Black” explores the lives of 52 black people, both past and present, who have helped shaped different aspects of black culture. As author Jamia Wilson explains in the foreword, “this book is a love letter to our ancestors and the next generation of … Continued

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Everest Base Camp #14

Getting the key to finding your mojo. It’s 5:30 am. I am sitting upright in my bed just plain miserable. It is still dark outside. My sad excuse for sleep was horrible. 3 hours tops. Drinking 4 cups of obviously well caffeinated milk tea before bed. Dogs barking all night long. Cold feet (literally). 4 … Continued