About Tameka

Detroiter Tameka Citchen-Spruce is an activist within the disabilities community. She's president of Women Empowered: Council for Women with Physical Challenges, whose mission is to teach entrepreneurial skills and provide supportive services for women with disabilities in Metro Detroit. With a journalism degree from Oakland University Tameka produces short films and documentaries and intends to start filming a documentary on "Redefining Beauty." She's married to a man she describes as wonderful and has two young children who remind her to love herself as much as she loves them.
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The Need to be Super Mommy … in a Wheelchair

BEST of SHETROIT … We ran Tameka’s story in 2012 after she had her FIRST-born Miles. We’re featuring it now on the occasion of her SECOND child, Naima, starting to walk … (GO Tameka!)   I’m the type of young woman who always wanted a family. As a little girl, I played with baby dolls, feeding […]

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Finding The Beauty Of Being Me

Being a teenage girl can be a tortured affair. A young girl has to worry about: Do I look right in this outfit? I wonder does Joe like me? Why is Carrie hating on me? And God, my mom is getting on my nerves. I was a teenager 9 years ago. And I went through […]

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