According to the PGN, Hawkins is the "sunniest and bubbliest of the trio and usually the calm center that steers the show." She is an internationally recognized author, performance poet, actor, wedding officiant and educator. Her publications, Sugar Lumps and Black Eye Blues, Confectionately Yours, Mahogany Nectar, [Lil Blæk Book] All the Long Stories Short and The Hotel Haikus have been well received in print and radio media since 2007. Expanding her writing skill set, Hawkins will release her first book for teens titled Black Suga: diary of a troublesome teenager, which will debut in mid 2014 along with her first children's book. Soon, she will be headlining the Authors Under 30 Book Tour promoting her works. After grad school, Hawkins plans to open a Charter/Boarding School. She is grateful to have traveled to share her work with other talented performers & writers! For more detailed information visit www.tspoetics.com
Tara Lessard is a second generation photographer who has achieved remarkable success in a relatively short period of time. Her passion for capturing images is evident in her photos making her a vibrant, enthusiastic and effective photographer. Tara is an on-staff photographer for Philly Gay Calendar with a long list of covered events throughout the area. Past photographed events include, but not limited to: Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Forum, both the Philadelphia and New Hope Pride Parade and after parties, and Philadelphia’s Dyke March. She is a resident photographer for the Mazzoni Center, Optimal Sport Gyms and the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund. Tara has also covered larger national events such as Lilith Fair and Philadelphia’s July 4th Welcome America Parade and associated festivities. Outside of social events, community organizations and galas, Tara can be found ringside at monthly televised Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing events throughout the tri-state area. Ms. Lessard currently resides in Bucks County, PA but spends a lot of time working in the city that inspires her most, Philadelphia. Her non-photographic interests include boxing, MMA training, hiking, traveling and enjoying time with loved ones.
Di "The Comedian" Hargrove (Co-Host)
Di the Comedian is a comedian, MC/host, LGBTQ community activist, Founder of Da "L" Factor social networking group for women of color, actress, Hip-Hop artist, spoken-word poet and percussionist. Di has a B.A in Communications from West Chester University and a Masters in Science Management from Gwynedd Mercy University. Di started a life in entertainment during her freshman year of college by hosting various events on campus for the sororities and fraternities. Her popularity skyrocketed leading her into a career in radio. In addition to being a co-host on Queer 2 The T team, she is currently an on-air personality of her own “malk” show (music and talk) on the Heat 100 Radio called The Di-Cent Show every Saturday 6-8pm. For more information, follow her on Instagram @dithecomedian
Shanel Sherese (Co-Host)
**bio coming soon**
The Honeypots blend the strong vocals, lyrical sensibilities, and thoughtful musicality of Lynn Drury, Margie Perez, and Monica McIntyre. These three songwriters, talented musicians in their own right, have come together; creating unique spins on their original compositions as well as beloved covers. These songbirds love to sing and it shows in their sweet harmonies.
Their debut CD, "Something Sweet" on Threadhead Records has received great reviews from Offbeat and Where Y'at Magazines! For more detailed information on The Honeypots contact firstname.lastname@example.org