Atara Twersky and daughter


Changing the Course, with Atara is a podcast for anyone who sees the world in multi-colors and varied dimensions. Atara is founder of the Curly girl movement, author of the Curlee Girlee book series-and owner of and her podcast mission is to bring interesting, newsworthy and current topics to the forefront with dynamic guests who help us to change the way we see things and open our world to new ideas. For parents, grandparents and anyone else who may wish to take the road less traveled and understand how doing so can actually make a difference.

Atara Twersky is an attorney and lives in NYC with her husband and three children. Atara was inspired to write Curlee Girlee by her youngest daughter. She hopes it will inspire other curlee and non-curlee girls to love all things about them that make them unique. Atara loves fashion and clothes, surfing, skiing, and swimming with her kids. Her dream job would allow her to go to sleep at 4 a.m. and wake up at noon … unfortunately, until the kids are at least 20, she doesn’t think that can happen! She loves water parks and roller coasters—she laughs so hard that her kids say she has as much fun or more than they do! Atara’s favorite poem is “IF” by Rudyard Kipling. She has been reciting it from memory since she was ten years old.

The thing that surprised Atara most while writing Curlee Girlee was how naturally the words came to her. It had been brewing in her head for years (since her little curlee girlee was about 3 years old—she is now 6). She was equally surprised by how much her children loved and related to the book and how proud they are of her. Atara’s nine-year-old son said, “Mommy, you writing your book has taught me that if I want to do something, I should just do it. You never wrote a book before, and now suddenly you have a book that everyone is reading!”

Atara Twersky, author of Curlee Girlee is a TODAY Show Style Icon. Her mission is to teach girls to embrace the beautiful curls they have with power and confidence. Join us as together we “Change the Coarse” of curly hair.

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