As a performer, Tessa has told stories at The Moth Mainstage in New York City, contributing to evenings on “Hollywood,” “War” and “The Book of Job.” In November, she performed at LA’s favorite spoken-word series, SPARK OFF ROSE with a story about her travels to Bosnia just after the war. Tessa recently contributed a story for Strangers, the new KCRW podcast.

About a hundred years ago, Tessa was the surprise winner of a Poetry Slam at the Nuyorican Poetry Café in New York’s Lower East Side. She’s a member of the Advisory Council for The Moth.