What started out as music transformed into something bigger. Tamicka is a rapper and a musician. But she is so much more. She is a storyteller who uses her own life experiences to bring healing to others. Her raw honesty and lyricism help express emotions she did not always know she had. In turn, her transparency causes others to do self-reflection and seek healing in their own lives.
From the time she was a little child, music has encouraged Tamicka in many tough seasons of her life. Now she uses music to inspire others. Tamicka remembers dancing around the house to Kris Kross at age 4, remaking popular songs she liked at age 10, and making her own version of BET’s Freestyle Friday on 106 and Park while battle rapping at age 12. Tamicka has been heavily involved in music for many years. She is a fan of various kinds of genres and styles, and the uniqueness of sound influences her to create something distinct, yet brilliant.
If you have not realized it by now, Tamicka possesses many talents. She has over 10 years in the realm of music performance and public speaking. She is an inspirational rap artist, producer, author, and speaker who enjoys sharing stories of restoration and freedom. She uses her gifts to reach out to hurting individuals within communities, discussing topics such as mental/emotional healing, living as a whole person after experiencing trauma, and strengthening relationships.
Tamicka also feels passionately about speaking to community leaders on topics surrounding social justice (such as gun violence, mass incarceration, and poverty) affecting the black community. Furthermore, having worked in the field of childcare and education for more than 10 years, she challenges educators to consider the unique struggles of those within black and poverty-stricken communities, and how these struggles lead to the school-to-prison pipeline.
Tamicka holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as well as a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University. She is working on her second Master’s degree — a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She has worked as mental health peer educator, a before and after school program supervisor, summer camp director, tutor, paraprofessional, and preschool teacher, among others.
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