My interview in Self Magazine!


Hey guys I told yah I was in the December issue of Self Magazine that hit news stands today! Well here is the article that I found on their site! If you get the magazine it’s on page 102.The story was written by my friend/Author Melissa Walker.Thanks xoxo

How Volunteering Can Change Your Life

“I healed from my childhood”

Tammie Reed, 42, Atlanta

“My job as a talk-show host sounds glamorous: I interview celebrities and walk the red carpet. But as a teenager, I squatted in an abandoned house with my sister for 18 months after my mother went to prison. I felt worthless and ashamed. When she was released, we got our life back on track, but I’ve never forgotten the homeless girl I once was. Back then, I had no mentors, no peers to encourage me and no clue that there were resources available to help me. Now that I have two children of my own, I volunteer at their schools at least once a week, read to my son’s class and pitch in any way I can. I also run a seminar for a peer-leadership program, where I speak to middle school students about dreaming big. I share my difficult past and let them know how far I’ve come. The kids are so creative and full of energy—they have an incredible amount of strength. They’ve helped me mend a piece of myself.”

Follow her lead Sign up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to mentor a child in need, or volunteer at to help grieving children.

“I got healthy for good” | “I healed from my childhood” | “I stretched my boundaries” | “I met my husband” | “I found a job I adore” | “My crazy—but amazing!—year of volunteering”

Photographer: Mali Azima

Hair: M & M Beauty Salons

Dress: Esprit

Jewelry: Tara Fine Jewelry

Makeup: Roana Bales

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