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BHM Day 25: Shaunita Latrice “Tia” Norfleet


Tia Norfleet is the first and only black female to be licensed as a NASCAR driver. She’s the daughter of Bobby Norfleet, who was a pro racecar driver in the 1990s.

She became interested in driving at the age of five and by 14 had won thirty-seven of fifty-two amateur races.

In addition to races she’s also involved in her Atlanta, Georgia community where she works to expose people of color to the world of motorsports.

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.