Tara Y. Coyt is the heterosexual, cisgender writer of the book, Real Talk About LGBTQIAP: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Pansexual. She has also written a self-help book for NBA All-Star Sidney Moncrief, a memoir for Death Row Records photographer Simone Green, and non-fiction books for several entrepreneurs. As an editor and author coach Tara collaborated on NBA All Star Joe Barry Carroll’s award-winning Growing Up…In Words and Images, and Black American Voices: Shared Culture, Values, and Emotions. Her articles and editorials have appeared in Atlanta Magazine, Catalyst, Entrepreneur, Newsmakers Journal, Rolling Out, Validation Times and inReal Times Media publications. Tara has been featured in Atlanta Tribune and Ebony magazine, and has appeared in “My Black is Beautiful,” United Way “Women United,” and a PBA ATL videos. She hosted several episodes of Newsmakers Live, a political talk show in Atlanta, GA, and was a community forum leader for the Public Square in Chicago, IL. Tara’s awards include the Atlanta Business League’s Super Tuesday Outstanding Business Achievement and Atlanta Daily World Women of Excellence. She has served on boards for Atlanta Writers Club, Atlanta-Rio Sister Cities Foundation, and Atlanta Technical College. Tara is a Walter Kaitz Foundation Fellow and a graduate of the United Way Volunteer Improvement Program. Tara Y. Coyt holds a BS, Natural Sciences, Xavier University, OH (1987) and an MBA, Marketing, The Ohio State University (1995). She is a native of Cleveland, OH, has lived in Chicago, IL, and currently resides in Atlanta, GA.