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Tahirah Ogletree is an African-American actress, print model, author, Indie-filmmaker and advocate for domestic violence. Originally from Cleveland, Tahirah moved to Phoenix, Arizona to pursue her passion for film and acting. Over the years, Tahirah has been featured as a commercial print model in nationwide magazines and catalogs, starred in Internet commercials, and landed a role in a 2008 SIS TV Production. In 2011, she was rated as America’s top-aspiring African American woman, and was featured on the prestigious cover of the Blow, Hair & Fashion magazine.
Tahirah’s many accomplishments led her to an even more noteworthy venture. In 2014, Tahirah published her first book, “A Survivors Celebration of Life Beyond Domestic Violence.” Dedicated to every victim and survivor of domestic violence, the purpose of the pictorial collection coffee book is to empower, inspire, educate, and help save and change lives. It is intended as a celebration of the beauty that all survivors have within, and is a reminder to everyone that there is life beyond the deadly grips of domestic violence. This empowering coffee table book is filled with inspiring quotes, tips on how to detect the early warning signs of domestic violence, tear-jerking testimonials from survivors around the world, Tahirah’s own autobiography, and a list of domestic violence hotlines with 24/7 access to highly trained advocates for immediate support.
From victim to survivor, and through faith and perseverance, Tahirah has conquered each obstacle in her life. She truly believes that the word “NO” is an opportunity for a future “YES.” With a passion for life, film and fashion, Tahirah will continue to move up steadily in the industry.
For more information on Tahirah Ogletree go to www.otahirah.com and stay blessed!
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PHYLLIS YVONNE STICKNEY, a world-class artist, producer, director, author, motivational speaker, clothing designer, community activist, businesswoman and surrogate mother to many. Ms. Stickney is best-known and respected for her work in film, stage, television and comedy. Her portrayals range from articulate attorney to feisty comedy club diva... , to a Jamaican mother of class. She is regarded as one of the most intelligently hilarious comic talents and was recognized by HBO in THE HISTORY OF BLACKS IN COMEDY.
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