Confession: I initially started this ‘About’ section writing about myself in 3rd person, but that’s weird. Also, no ones knows me better than me, so here it goes…

1984 was the year I made my grand entrance, and for some reason I’ll never get tired of letting it be known that I was born AND raised in Chicago. On the South-side to be exact. I’m a self-proclaimed Renaissance woman, specializing in writing, content creation, and walking on water (all you need is faith). My work has been featured on the TLC Network, ESSENCE, and Huffington Post, just to name a few. I am the creator of www.nikkiandthecity.com, www.tanikia.com, The Golden Life Tees, and a regular contributor to Black & Married With Kids. I am also the author of ‘When God Said Yes’ and ‘The 30 Day Man Fast’.

After attending Columbia College for Theatre, I was forced to become a college dropout after one semester, because I was BROKE. Years later, I attended North Park University, receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Communications: Media Studies, with a minor in Africana Studies. During my time there I was blessed to be able to lead a group of students on a mission trip to Zambia (Muli Shawni?!?), become editor of the campus newspaper, and be the first African American homecoming queen. *flips hair*

Immediately after graduating, I went to intern in the land of my grandfather: Jackson, Mississippi. I was the communications coordinator of Spencer Perkins Center and transcriber of Dr. John Perkins upcoming book “Love is the Final Fight”.

After producing content for other media channels, I knew it was time that the world hear officially hear my unique point of view via my own media platform. Hence, in June 2009, I created Nikki and The City, a blog that quickly grew a large audience and provided me an outlet to express my point of view.

Nikki and the City is my first born, and I will always have a special place in my heart for that blog. However, after 5 years, I outgrew www.nikkiandthecity.com. I was no longer the single girl living in the city. I became a married woman who had plenty of valuable content to share, who wanted to be called by her name, so I launched Tanikia.com.

One more thing to say before I wrap this up. When I was 17- years-old John 15:5 changed my life. Since then it has been my mission to be used by God to change the lives of others.

Want to know more? Shoot an email to info@tanikia.com