Owner of the independent lesbian music label Mr. Lady Records and Video, photographer and video artist.
A selection of her photographs appeared in the book The Passionate Camera; Queer Bodies of Desire edited by Deborah Bright and Lesbian Art in America edited by Harmony Hammond. Her videos Odd Girl Out and Lady Outlaws and Faggot Wannabes have screened internationally.
Along with her partner, Kaia Wilson, she has founded and runs Mr. Lady Records and Videos, an independent record label and video art distribution company dedicated to the production and distribution of alternative music and experimental video. She teaches photography and video in the Art Department at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Tammy Rae and Kaia started the label because they felt that there was a lack of enough women/ and or dyke run record labels. They also felt that there was/is an extremely limited amount of affordable and accessible means for independent artists to distribute their work. Mr. Lady continues to operate under this premise today.