SWIRL GIRL: Coming of Race in the USA reveals how a hard-headed Mixed-race “Black Power Flower Child” battles society—and sometimes her closest loved ones—to forge her identity on her own terms. 

As the USA undergoes its own racial growing pains, from the 1968 riots after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, to the historic 2008 election of the nation’s first Biracially Black president, TaRessa Stovall challenges popular stereotypes and fights nonstop pressures to contort, disguise, or deny her uncomfortable truths.

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TaRessa Stovall was born a Jazz Baby in Seattle, Washington. An author since the age of seven, she has written several poems, books, and plays on various topics, including racial identity.

TaRessa is also an award-winning journalist and blogger whose works have been featured in USA Weekend, the Courier-Post, The Montclair Times, The Defenders Online, and several other platforms. An official “Super Fan” of the OWN television series “Queen Sugar,” TaRessa is the proud mother of a son and a daughter, both multi-talented writers and creatives. She lives in Atlanta and stirs things up on social media.

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