“Right To Write Paris” meets writer Tara Phillips

Tara began her writing career in 2018, when she packed her bags, moved to Paris,
and launched her blog, “My Year on Mombbatical”, chronicling her insights and adventures
during her unexpected year off from parenting her teenage son. This platform allowed her
to ask the question, “What happens on the journey from “mom” to me?” and launched her
first published works on TueNight.com, an online newsletter for Generation X women
recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the best newsletters for women.
In 2020, Tara’s piece, “My Beautiful Black Family’s Life in Crumbs” was featured on
Food and Wine’s online platform and was put forth for consideration as a James Beard
Award nominee in 2022. Prior to making the shift to writing, Tara spent most of her career
as an educator and non-profit executive leader, supporting organizations throughout the
US with key strategic and operational needs. She is currently an organizational
development consultant providing executive leadership and DEIA training. Tara holds a
B.S. in Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an Executive Masters
in Consulting and Coaching for Change from HEC Paris, in partnership with University of

While Tara continues to write for her blog, she is also working on two other
projects, “The Art of the Mombbatical”, part how-to-book/part memoir about her journey
to reclaim her emotional and spiritual life while taking a break from the daily demands of
parenting and “A Life in Crumbs”, an anthology of stories about how bread reveals the
hidden mysteries of our lives, our families, and our love. Tara’s blog can be found at
www.myyearonmombbatical.blog and Tara’s official website is www.tlphillips.info for
more information about consulting services.

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