Tammy Blue is a published writer, historian and editor. She graduated with honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in April, 2018 with a B.A. in English & Professional Writing. Tammy is currently working on earning her Masters Degree in History with a focus on racial violence and African-American studies at UAB. She was recently named head student editor for UAB’s History magazine, The Vulcan Historical Review.
Her life took an interesting turn after she read Bryan Stevenson’s, Just Mercy, and saw that his organization, (The Equal Justice Initiative), was working on a very special project. They opened the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL to honor the legacy of victims of racial violence in the United States. Tammy decided in that moment that she was going to work as a writer, researcher and historian. In less than a few weeks after enrolling in the Masters program, she was chosen as a fellow on the Jefferson County Memorial project, where she would research lynching victims in partnership with EJI.
When not writing, reading or researching, Tammy enjoys cooking at home and watching documentaries on Netflix and Prime. She also enjoys exploring, traveling, and live music. Tammy grew up in Danville, Pennsylvania and spent the next 20 years living in Los Angeles, Boston and B’ham.
Tammy is also an accomplished actress; known for her work in TV/Films such as Almost Famous, Rock Star, Freaks & Geeks, Strong Medicine and Roswell. She was an animal handler in Saving Angelo and worked with other exotics such as tigers, lions, leopards, grizzly bears – and the world’s most amazing elephant.
She is a strong advocate for the hearing impaired as she has dealt with a degenerative hearing loss her entire life. For the past two years, Tammy has been a writing tutor at the UAB University Writing Center. She absolutely loves working with students.
Tammy currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her rescue cat, Samson, and is an avid Boston sports fan. Go Patriots! Celtics! Bruins! Red Sox! – and of course – Blazers!