Tell us, who is Tanisha Mackin?
Hi, I'm a bestselling, award-winning author, ghostwriter, publisher, travel writer, and television host. I'm also a mother of two beautiful children who I love dearly. And lastly, I'm a colon cancer survivor.
Wow, what a testimony! Can you share with us how you were able to turn a stumbling block into a stepping stone?
I've had my fair share of stumbling blocks. When I lost my husband in 2010, it was hard for me to imagine how I would move forward. But after a few years, I realized that I could turn my pain into passion by writing books about that experience and helping others heal through their own pain.
We share our stories through writing, and I believe that it's one of the most powerful ways to heal. By sharing my story, I've been able to help people who have lost their loved ones find hope and peace in their lives.
What's a fun fact that most don't know about you?
I have a guilty pleasure for reality television shows, and my favorite show is Jersey Shore.
What are you currently working on? What inspired you to create it?
I'm working on several fiction books, my television show on the InspireU Network, and a few other projects right now. I love creating new things, and I think it's important to keep challenging yourself. If you're not growing and learning, then what's the point?
As for my brand: after my husband died, I felt a deep desire to express myself creatively. He was a huge inspiration in my life, and I wanted to be able to continue to move forward no matter what you're going through. I love that my brand is all about helping people feel strong and empowered despite their circumstances, and I hope others will use this opportunity to reflect on how they can be empowered as well.
Congratulations on the television show! That's HUGE!!! What can viewers gain from watching your television show?
Thank you! So as for my show, we try to inspire and encourage others to see the world and live life to the fullest while traveling, no matter the size of your budget. Experience new things, people and cultures. Life is too short and precious to sit around miserable, travel!!!
That sounds absolutely amazing! Let’s shift gears just a little. Please tell us who's your greatest inspiration, and why?
I'd have to say that my children are my greatest inspiration. They're who's responsible for where I am today. They gave me a reason to keep going and never let me give up on myself or life. I believe that they can do anything they put their minds to, and seeing what they are capable of inspires me every day.
I’m sure creating content and filming for a television show can be exhausting. When it's time to escape from the hustle and grind of life, what resources or methods do you use to unwind and relax your mind?
I love to travel and try new things. I pack my bags, hop on a plane, and go someplace new as often as I can. I find that when I'm on vacation, I can truly relax my mind. When I'm in a different environment and living a different lifestyle, my brain can take a break from all of the stressors in my life.
How can others support you and your endeavors?
Every time you watch my show or share one of my flyers, your support helps me stay on the air. When you purchase my book, you're helping me keep the lights on and make sure that I can continue to do what I love—and also keep improving.
How can we contact you and keep up with the amazing things you are working on?
You can reach me at @tanishamackin, @theauthor_tanishamackin, @tanishastravelingbag, and @tanishamackinpublishing on Instagram, and you can also find me on my website at tanishamackin.com.