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Dr. Tamecca Rogers-Bestselling Author, Columnist, Filmmaker, Publisher, and Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Tulsa Tech

Updated: Mar 23



Women's History Month Spotlight

Dr. Tamecca Rogers


Bio

Dr. Tamecca Rogers is a Tulsa native Author, Columnist, Filmmaker, Publisher, and CEO of a non-profit organization. Through her work, she empowers women and helps teachers and parents approach complex topics and issues with children in a non-threatening manner, such as race, inclusion, identity, and self-love.


Dr. Rogers holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master's in Business Administration, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. After serving five years as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy and a combined six years as a high school instructor and college enrollment counselor, Dr. Rogers held adjunct professor positions at multiple postsecondary institutions before working at Tulsa Technology Center. She currently holds the role of the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Dr. Rogers enjoys writing children's books with her youngest son, Keith Ross. To date, she has published several successful parenting and educational articles, as well as best-selling books on Amazon. Her work has been featured on CBS News during an interview with Tanya Rivero and KJRH News during an interview with Julie Chin. To inspire women to act upon their true potential, she co-authored Women Motivated by Purpose, plans to release Aspire to Inspire: Fix Her Crown and founded Mominate (Mom + Dominate = Mominate), a non-profit organization aimed to help financially challenged mothers and their children.


In addition to boosting children's self-confidence and motivating women to live up to their highest potential, Dr. Rogers plans to use the profits from her books to assist recovering mothers in Tulsa and help build an elementary school in Mombasa, Kenya.

She is the proud mother of three sons Ian, Chazen, and Keith, and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her family. Dr. Rogers has written several stories with her ten-year-old son and co-author Keith Ross.


Women's History Month Spotlight Interview


Please introduce and tell the readers about yourself.

Certainly! As Dr. Tamecca Rogers, I'm honored to share my journey with you. From my early days as a dedicated public-school teacher to my service in the U.S. Navy, my commitment to making a positive impact has been unwavering. Transitioning into campus administration, I currently serve as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, where I've had the privilege of transforming educational landscapes, fostering inclusivity, and advocating for equality.

Beyond my professional endeavors, I proudly wear many hats as a "mompreneur," best-selling author, and publisher. My passion for storytelling and promoting diversity led me to create children's books that touch hearts worldwide, sparking essential conversations about embracing differences and respecting cultural boundaries. Additionally, my creativity extends to the world of film and journalism, where I've earned awards and accolades for my work. Currently, I'm weaving my magic into a new cartoon animated series, "Ameka and Her Magical Crown," empowering the younger generation to love themselves just as they are.

In all my endeavors, I embody the spirit of empowerment and inclusivity, leaving an indelible mark on the world. As we celebrate Women's History Month, I'm honored to share my story and continue championing for a more equitable and compassionate society.


Dr. Tamecca Rogers, you are the Founder & CEO of Inspire Publishing, LLC. Tell the readers about Inspire Publishing, LLC, and the services you offer clients.

As the Founder & CEO of Inspire Publishing, LLC, I'm proud to lead a company born out of a shared passion for storytelling and a desire to create meaningful content for children and families. While Inspire Publishing primarily serves as a platform for my son and me to publish our own books in a timely fashion, we are dedicated to producing high-quality, impactful literature that inspires and educates.

At Inspire Publishing, our focus is on creating diverse and inclusive children's books that spark important conversations and promote empathy and understanding. While we don't currently offer publishing services to external clients, our commitment to excellence and authenticity shines through in every aspect of our work.

Through our books and other creative endeavors, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of young readers, fostering a love for reading and a deeper appreciation for the richness of diversity in our world. Inspire Publishing is more than just a publishing company—it's a platform for empowerment, connection, and growth.


Where can the readers learn more about your services?

Readers can learn more about our services and explore our collection of diverse and inclusive children's books by visiting our website at www.inspirepublishingllc.com. There, they'll find information about our latest releases, our mission and values, and how to connect with us. We're excited to share our stories with you and invite you to join us on our journey of inspiration and empowerment.


You are a Best-Selling Author of several books. I found your book title, “Aspire To Inspire: Fix Your Crown” to be interesting. What is your book “Aspire To Inspire: Fix Your Crown” about and the reason you wrote it?

"Aspire To Inspire: Fix Your Crown" is a book close to my heart, born out of a deep understanding of the importance of self-love and personal development. In a world where external validation often takes precedence, I felt compelled to write a book that not only empowers women to inspire others but also prioritizes their own self-care and confidence.

The book serves as a guide to cultivating self-love, confidence, and personal growth, emphasizing the importance of putting oneself first. It encourages readers to fill their own cups before pouring into others, acknowledging that self-care is essential for overall well-being.

While "Aspire To Inspire" is not a replacement for professional mental health treatment, it serves as a supportive resource, offering exercises and advice to help readers navigate challenges such as body image issues, unhealthy relationships, and the journey towards self-discovery.

Through the book, readers will discover how to embrace authenticity, practice self-compassion, and unleash their true potential. It covers topics ranging from finding passion and embracing feminine energy to mastering leadership and fostering meaningful connections.

Ultimately, "Aspire To Inspire: Fix Your Crown" aims to empower women to lead fulfilling lives filled with purpose and confidence, reminding them that they are worthy of love, respect, and success. It's a book designed to uplift and inspire, encouraging readers to embrace their uniqueness and shine brightly in their own right.


As a Best-Selling Author of some inspirational and educational children’s books. Tell the readers about a few of your children’s books. Also, what inspired you to write each book?

Absolutely, I'd be delighted to share insights into a few of my inspirational and educational children's books, along with the inspiration behind each one:


1. "Ameka and Her Magical Crown: Coloring Book of Affirmations" (2023):

This coloring book of affirmations is a celebration of self-love and empowerment, inspired by the desire to nurture children's inner strength and confidence. Through enchanting illustrations and uplifting words of affirmation, readers are invited to embark on a journey of creativity and positivity. The inspiration behind this book stemmed from a deep belief in the power of self-belief and the importance of instilling confidence in young minds from an early age. By embracing their uniqueness and radiating positivity, children can unlock their incredible potential and shine brightly in their own right.


2. "Who Said You Can Touch My Hair?" (Multilingual Edition):

This multilingual story addresses the sensitive topic of touching a Black girl's hair with humor and wit, aiming to enlighten and educate both children and adults on the importance of respect and understanding. Inspired by real-life experiences and conversations surrounding cultural boundaries and personal space, the book seeks to empower Black girls and foster a sense of agency over their bodies. By teaching others the significance of respecting personal boundaries and refraining from objectifying compliments, the book promotes empathy and respect for diversity.


3. "A Promised Deferred: The Massacre of Black Wall Street":

This captivating story transports readers to the vibrant Black business district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as Black Wall Street, and recounts the tragic events of the 1921 massacre. Inspired by a desire to shed light on this overlooked chapter of history and honor the resilience and entrepreneurship of the Black community, the book serves as a testament to the power of unity and support. By sharing this important story with young readers, the book aims to inspire future generations to embrace their heritage, advocate for social justice, and strive for economic empowerment.

Each of these books is a testament to my commitment to creating literature that not only entertains but also educates, empowers, and fosters empathy and understanding among young readers.


Do you have any upcoming books to be released this year?

As of this year, I don't have any upcoming books scheduled for release. Instead, my focus is dedicated to my current project, "Ameka and Her Magical Crown." I'm deeply immersed in this endeavor, with plans to enter the pilot episode into film festivals and travel for selected screenings. My priority is to continue nurturing and promoting "Ameka and Her Magical Crown," sharing its empowering message with audiences far and wide. While there are no new books on the horizon for this year, I'm excited to devote my energy to furthering the impact of this meaningful project.


Where can the readers purchase copies of your books?


Dr. Tamecca Rogers, you are a filmmaker who produced and directed your documentary, “CROWN.” Congratulations on all your great work in the film industry.  Please tell the readers about this powerful documentary “CROWN.”

Thank you for your kind words. "CROWN" is a documentary that holds a deeply personal significance for me. It sheds light on the pervasive issue of racial-based hair discrimination in schools and workplaces, aiming to spark crucial conversations and advocate for change. The film highlights the experiences of individuals who have faced discrimination due to their natural hair textures and styles, exploring the emotional and psychological toll of such biases.

Through intimate interviews and compelling narratives, "CROWN" delves into the complexities of identity, self-expression, and cultural heritage. It challenges societal norms and calls attention to the systemic barriers that perpetuate discrimination, urging viewers to confront their own biases and strive for inclusivity and equity.

One of the central themes of "CROWN" is the importance of passing legislation like the CROWN Act, which aims to prevent discrimination based on hairstyles and textures associated with race. By amplifying the voices of those affected and advocating for policy change, the documentary serves as a catalyst for social justice and empowerment.

Ultimately, "CROWN" is a testament to the resilience and strength of individuals who refuse to be silenced or marginalized. It's a powerful reminder of the importance of embracing diversity and celebrating the beauty of natural hair in all its forms. As a filmmaker, I'm honored to have had the opportunity to share this important story and contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding racial equity and inclusion.


Where can readers watch your documentary? 

CROWN can be watched on TUBI, Amazon Prime Video, African Diaspora Network, Stash, AfroLandTV, Cineverse, and other streaming platforms.


I would like to congratulate you on your amazing upcoming cartoon series, “Ameka and Her Magical Crown.” What is the cartoon series about and the purpose behind you creating it?

Thank you so much for your congratulations! "Ameka and Her Magical Crown" is a cartoon series that holds a special place in my heart. It follows the adventures of Ameka, a young girl who discovers a magical crown that grants her the power to spread love, kindness, and acceptance wherever she goes. With the help of her friends and family, Ameka embarks on a journey to empower others and celebrate the beauty of diversity.

The purpose behind creating "Ameka and Her Magical Crown" is rooted in my commitment to fostering inclusivity, empathy, and self-love among children. Through engaging storytelling and vibrant animation, the series aims to inspire young viewers to embrace their unique qualities and appreciate the differences in others. It's a celebration of diversity and a reminder that every individual has the power to make a positive impact in the world.

As a filmmaker and storyteller, I believe in the transformative power of media to shape perceptions and instill values. With "Ameka and Her Magical Crown," I hope to provide children with uplifting and empowering content that encourages them to be their authentic selves and spread kindness wherever they go. It's a labor of love aimed at nurturing the next generation of compassionate and inclusive leaders.


Recently you were interviewed on FOX23 News. Tell us about that experience to be interviewed about your upcoming cartoon series.

Being interviewed on FOX23 News about my upcoming cartoon series, "Ameka and Her Magical Crown," was an incredible experience. It was a moment to share the inspiration behind the series and the impact I hope it will have on young viewers. The opportunity to discuss the themes of inclusivity, empowerment, and self-love with a wider audience was both exciting and humbling.

During the interview, I had the chance to highlight the importance of representation in children's media and the positive messages embedded within the series. It was gratifying to see the enthusiasm from the FOX23 News team and to witness their genuine interest in the project.

Moreover, appearing on FOX23 News provided valuable exposure for "Ameka and Her Magical Crown," helping to raise awareness and generate anticipation for its release. It was a proud moment to see the series being recognized and celebrated by a respected news outlet in the community.

Overall, the experience of being interviewed on FOX23 News was a testament to the power of storytelling and the potential for media to inspire and uplift audiences. It reinforced my commitment to creating content that makes a positive impact and leaves a lasting impression on viewers of all ages.


When will the cartoon series be released?

The pilot episode of the cartoon series, "Ameka and Her Magical Crown," was released to my local Tulsa community on February 24th. Following this initial release, I have entered the pilot series in film festivals across the nation. Before it's made available to the public, the series will be screened at various film festivals with the aim of reaching a wider audience, and generating anticipation for its official release.

Given the festival screening schedule and subsequent distribution process, I anticipate that "Ameka and Her Magical Crown" will be streaming worldwide by late 2025. This timeline allows for the series to gain momentum and visibility through festival screenings before reaching a global audience via streaming platforms.

I'm excited to share the magic of "Ameka and Her Magical Crown" with audiences around the world and look forward to the journey ahead as the series makes its way to screens everywhere.


Do you have any upcoming conferences, events, or workshops?

Yes, indeed! "Ameka and Her Magical Crown" has been selected as an official entry for the Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival. This exciting event is scheduled to take place from May 2nd through the 5th. The Bare Bones Festival is renowned for its support of small-budget filmmakers who pour their passion into bringing their projects to life through sheer determination and creativity.

As an official selection of this prestigious festival, "Ameka and Her Magical Crown" will have the opportunity to be screened alongside other exceptional works, showcasing its magic to a diverse audience of film enthusiasts. I'm thrilled to be part of such an esteemed event and look forward to sharing the empowering journey of Ameka with festival attendees.

This is just the beginning of what promises to be an exciting journey for "Ameka and Her Magical Crown," and I'm grateful for the opportunity to showcase the series at the Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival.


Give us some words to educate, inspire, and encourage women, and the readers of Growth Women’s Business Networks Magazine.

Remember to prioritize self-care and resilience as you navigate challenges and setbacks. Embrace collaboration and support, lifting each other up and celebrating each other's successes. Have confidence in your abilities and dare to dream big, knowing that boldness and authenticity are key to achieving your goals. Cultivate gratitude and continuous learning, knowing that growth is a journey best traveled together with a strong support network by your side.




 













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To learn more about Dr. Tamecca Rogers books or services 

visit her website at www.inspirepublishingllc.com

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