“I believe in the power, beauty, strength and amazing potential of girls.  I believe girls deserve to feel extraordinary. I believe that when girls shine their light, they are unstoppable!”

– ITGIRL4LIFE by Tamara Branch

Tamara Branch an award winning author, on a mission to help girls unlock their brilliant potential and build a strong foundation for their lives. Her debut book, ITGIRL4LIFE:How to bring out your special something and so much more, has become a self-esteem resource for girls all over the world.

Tamara has worked as a professional model and actor for 15+ years. She strutted down the runway for designers Calvin Klein, Donna Karen, and Christian Dior, acted in independent films, co-hosted PBS New York’s education series, “What’s Up in Technology” and appeared in T.V. commercials and print ads for Levi’s, Old Navy, Hershey’s, Colgate, Kellogg’s Special K, Revlon, Hanes, Nike and many others.

A Penn State alumnus and lifelong student of personal development, Tamara is deeply passionate about uplifting the human spirit. After graduating from Institute for Integrative Nutrition, studying under Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil and some of the top health and wellness experts in the world, she was inspired to raise the bar on her own ‘self care’ and support others in living more vibrantly. She is an abstract artist and facilitates a dynamic dance experience for women where she gets to fuse her varied background, having trained in everything from jazz, ballet and modern to Afro-Caribbean and Salsa.

Tamara was asked to become a Female Visionary Author guest blogger for The Brave Heart Women Global Community. She’s a SAG/AFTRA member since 1998, a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.

Tamara brings her love for creative expression into her signature ITGIRL4LIFE talks and workshops, to assist young women on their self-empowerment journey. She’s from New York, born and raised in the Bronx and currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband.            

 Since its release, ITGIRL4LIFE has garnered several awards, including:

  •   Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Young Adult (YA) Inspirational/Motivational Book 2015
  •   Beverly Hills International Book Award for YA nonfiction 2015
  •   Reader Views Literary Award for Best Teen/YA Book of the Year 2015
  •   Indie Excellence Book Award for YA non-fiction 2015
  •   Eric Hoffer Book Award in the YA category (Honorable mention) 2015