Tamara Mena is a bilingual international motivational speaker, host, spokesperson, ambassador, survivor and an eternal optimist. Tamara was born and raised in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 13. At the age of 19, she suffered a horrific car accident that left Tamara paralyzed from the mid-chest down and, unfortunately, killed her boyfriend. From surviving a near death experience, Tamara chose to dedicate her life to share her message of hope, and above all, motivate people to believe in themselves. Despite the great tragedy she endured, she never lost sight of her dreams and goals.
Tamara continued her studies, attending California State University Stanislaus, where she majored in Communication Studies. She received numerous academic awards, and despite several hospitalizations, graduated with highest honors.
Tamara has been a guest speaker at numerous events. She has been invited as a special guest on many English & Spanish TV shows. Among those are Sábado Gigante, Aquí y Ahora, Qué Noche, The Doctors, Inside Edition, American Latino, El Hormiguero and many others. Her participation on the famous reality TV show, Nuestra Belleza Latina, impacted a large number of viewers, as she was the first woman in a wheelchair to ever make it. She has also been featured in different magazines and publications, awarded by Cosmo For Latinas as a “Fun Fearless Latina.” Tamara is the host and co-producer of “Beauty on Wheels” a beauty and fashion show. She has created projects with a greater purpose such as the “See Me For My Talent Campaign” a campaign she is launching to combat discrimination by employers, raise awareness about different abilities, and break stereotypes in society to take a step towards disABILITY inclusion. She also created the “Embrace You Project” to empower all women. Her story, shared on many different platforms, has reached millions of people with her continuous determination to succeed.
Tamara is proud to raise her voice for projects with a mission. and she continues to dream and fight for her goals and ideals, never gives up, continues to get back up, breaks barriers and hopes to inspire change, and most of all, uplift and motivate many along the way.
She rolls proud and strong and is a true #RoleModel* exhibiting great strength in character with her mission to spread positivity everywhere. This is #RoleModel* Tamara Mena.