Ms. Tami Shaikh

Tami Shaikh

I am a mom, a storyteller, an author and a civil rights advocate who currently blogs for the Huffington Post. As an author of two books, I have written numerous articles on how to follow your heart. I currently work for one non-profit and am the co-founder of another one. I passionately believe that the road to healing starts from being kind and compassionate to yourself first. Being a woman of color, born in America who has traveled the world- I have an unusual perspective on things. I have been blessed to sit with the richest and the poorest humans (not just in monetary terms) and it has made me a good listener and a connector. My life's philosophy is to follow my dream of telling stories of everyday heroes no matter where in the world they come from, to spread compassion and also to help other aspiring writers achieve their goals. I have been blessed to travel the world and also had a column in the Khaleej Times, a local newspaper in Dubai, UAE. Writing has been my oxygen, my love and my therapy for as long as I can remember. I would love to share my work and my stories with you, and would also love to hear yours too. I am a proud mother of three wonderful children, who make me a better person every day.

Articles Tami has Published
Moms vs. Superheroes
Moms vs. Superheroes

Twenty-two years ago, when I first gave birth, I never realized that I had been endowed with super powers. I was frustrated and full of love. My body ached, yet I had never felt this kind of joy before »

Twenty-two years ago, when I first gave birth, I never realized that I had been endowed with super powers. I was frustrated and full of love. My body ached, yet I had never felt this kind of joy before and even though I thought I had seen the world, never before had I seen something so beautiful as my son. But the real thing that surprised me about motherhood was that overnight, I had become a superhero...

Ms. Tami Shaikh · 3 days ago

Ms. Tami Shaikh · 3 days ago

A Letter to the Children of the World
A Letter to the Children of the World

As I sit to write to you the only word that I can think of is sorry. The world that we are leaving for you isn't the world that we grew up in. Maybe that's how our parents' generation felt like when we »

As I sit to write to you the only word that I can think of is sorry. The world that we are leaving for you isn't the world that we grew up in. Maybe that's how our parents' generation felt like when we were growing up. My heart aches when I see so much sadness and hatred in the world. I always felt like we could change things; maybe even make the world a better place, but maybe not. Yes I understand..

Ms. Tami Shaikh · July 1st, 2017

Ms. Tami Shaikh · July 1st, 2017

Why I Love Being a Single Parent
Why I Love Being a Single Parent

When I first became a single parent, I was scared and anxious. Life seemed to be a scary journey filled with thorns and monsters. Raising three teenagers on my own, fulfilling their financial, mental and »

When I first became a single parent, I was scared and anxious. Life seemed to be a scary journey filled with thorns and monsters. Raising three teenagers on my own, fulfilling their financial, mental and psychological needs didn't seem like an easy task. Yes it was a choice I had made on my own but it was the scariest decision ever. So I took one day at a time and moved ahead very, very slowly. There..

Ms. Tami Shaikh · June 21st, 2017

Ms. Tami Shaikh · June 21st, 2017

Why it’s Good to have a Broken Heart
Why it’s Good to have a Broken Heart

After looking at my title, I'm sure many of you will think I've lost my mind. How could having your heart broken be a wonderful thing? A broken heart can come from many different people - friends, relatives, »

After looking at my title, I'm sure many of you will think I've lost my mind. How could having your heart broken be a wonderful thing? A broken heart can come from many different people - friends, relatives, partners, spouses, lovers and also family . I think the more closer you are to someone, the more the disappointment sets in when our expectations aren't met. The heart breaks when we love someone..

Ms. Tami Shaikh · June 21st, 2017

Ms. Tami Shaikh · June 21st, 2017