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Ms. Tra` "That Gem" is a Chicago Native. That loves to make people laugh. She also, has a passion for people.  She loves blogging!  So much so, she was blogging before it became something to do.  She started off in 2005 blogging on her Myspace.  She put up pics and started writing about different acts.  This got people involved, because she wrote how she talks.  This made people laugh and even inspired them. 

This made her realize she was making a whole lot of business mistakes.  Before finally making the right decision in 2007 to host a fashion show to launch a event planning business.  Now the rest is history.  No she does not have the event planning business. 

But, she notice people wasn't calling her to plan they're events.  But, they were calling her to make them laugh and motivate.  By booking her to host they're events. After the events stop rolling in she notice she needed a way to get her inspirational comedy out.   So in 2010 knowing she still loved to write.  She decide to blog!  Making people laugh while reading her words literally hearing her voice.  She was told about http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mstra-thatgem  Ms. Tra started a Radio Show. Through Entertainment moment with Ms.  Tra`  "That Gem"  which has been renamed to Living It Up with Ms.  Tra`  "That Gem". Through said Radio show  Ms. Tra has gotten a chance to interview several people. Singers, Entrepreneurs, Reality TV Stars, Comedians and so much more. 

Let's not forget her comic spin on entertainment, her life and all you can think of on Gem Spot TV.  Everything around her is positive!  She will rise through it all.  Ms. Tra has shown that. 


Ms. Tra` "That Gem" Blogs have been featured on Cosmopolitan mag blog, Chicago Picks, Twikle and Fans of Bet Blog.  She has also made several appearances on Full Circle TV Show on Star Planet TV. (Right here in Chicago.)  She has been on several TalkShoe radio shows as a featured guest. Her poetry has been published in world renowned Thoughts and Dreams Remembered 2000 edition.  She is currently working on her book Empowering The Diamond Within.  That was released in February 20th 2017! Go check out the web series on Gem Spot TV.  To book Ms. Tra` "That Gem" Or to have her cover your next event email her at mstra.thatgem@yahoo.com.

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New Book Release

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What's going on Diamonds and Gents! I'm so excited to announce my new book release.  Yes I have been working on this for a year.  But, It will be released in February.  Preorder will available very soon.  Yes check out a rough drift of the cover above.  Yes this one here is to empower, uplift and motivate you to go get it.

Get what That Gem? Whatever you want.  Your goals, aspirations and dreams can be and shall be your reality.  You must read this book.  It will help you to change your mindset and get out there and get it!  Be Empowered! Live that Empowered Life!

Have Joy, Love and be EMPOWERED!