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Interview with Author, Tachelle Wilkes - AMANDA'S RAY YA novel

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Tachelle Shamash Wilkes author of inspirational teen novel, Amanda's Ray has been in the entertainment industry for over ten years. She first appeared in Above the Rim with Tupac Shakur as a teenager and was hooked. She then went and pursued a career as a journalist. She has written for the Source, Vibe and One World Magazine and later founded Femmixx.com, the Home Of Female Music Producers, DJs & Emcees, a movement dedicated to empowering women in the music industry. She is a New York City high school teacher who rallies around hip hop and healing infused education. Through Femmixx.com she co-founded one of the first all female turntablist competitions, She’s My Dj and later executive produced and directed the documentary Lady Beat Makers: Vol 1, which won her an Impact of Women in Hip Hop Award from the Hip Hop Culture Center located in Harlem.