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MILF Podcast - Moms I'd Like to Follow

Jun 13, 2019

Jennifer welcomes actor, writer, and advocate, Tembi Locke. Tembi started her onscreen career with the iconic comedy, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Currently, she can be found in roles on The Magicians, Proven Innocent, NCIS: LA, and EUReKA to name a few. She discovered her love of the written word at a very young age, writing short stories, journaling, and taking writing classes to grow her skills. After the loss of her husband, Saro, Tembi’s writing took on a completely new meaning. She began putting together the outline of what would eventually become her memoir, From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home. Today, Tembi works as an advocate and speaks on topics such as loss, resilience, and connection. Together with her daughter Zoela, Tembi enjoys cooking, connecting, and traveling to Sicily to take in the gorgeous Mediterranean landscape and eat ridiculous amounts of gelato.

In this episode, Tembi reflects on the enormity of the love she had with, and still has for, her late husband, Saro. She opens up about the emotional journey that eventually led to writing her memoir. Jennifer and Tembi talk about their own writing processes and the importance of writing freely and without restrictions. Tembi speaks to her latest project, The Kitchen Widow, a digital forum that’s a modern take on the age-old kitchen table conversation. Finally, Tembi recalls the call she received from Reese Witherspoon letting her know that her memoir had been selected as the Hello Sunshine Book of the Month.

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