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redtwist theater

The play OUTBOUND written by Caitlin Collins and Directed by Rinska Carrasco Prestinary This play is going to get you at the HEART ya'll!!! And I am fortunate to be working with an amazing cast!, It's going down on ZOOM so it's accessible to ALL!!! Please consider checking it out , sharing and showing some love!

Tickets are officially LIVE! Tickets can be via at


Fri, Aug 6, 7:30pm, Sat, Aug 7, 7:30pm. Sun, Aug 8, 3:00pm

Thurs, Aug 12, 7:30pm, Fri, Aug 13, 7:30pm


See you online!

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Calling all daddies

 July 9th - 12th ONLY on Youtube:00 p.m.
So I Wrote A Thing.... And recorded it for Sketchtopia! I'm pretty proud of it! I premiered it at the Mikey O Entonces Storytelling Show.. Then cleaned it up and shortened it for the Sketchtopia Premieres July 9th - 12th Weekend... I'm excited to continue my work with the Artist Development Program that is primarily for playwrights with disabilities but open for everyone. This is the very group that nurtured me while I wrote my first play "The Nuyorican" and where I started writing "For the Love of Autism" play.

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Play Reading: A Stolen Life 

Written By:  Andrea Diaz

directed by:  Lucy Pabst

Saturday, May 11th  2:15 p.m.

National Louis University - 122 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor Atrium

Cost = FREE

In the dead of night, a nurse steals away a newborn child from a teen mother.  Eighteen years later, a tip from a stranger gives that mother, now a police detective,hope she'll reunite with her long-lost daughter. 

For Information or Tickets:

Play Reading: Face to the Sun 

by Alison Minami

directed by Leslie Ishii

Saturday, August 18th 2:30 

Victory Gardens Theater - 2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Haunted by memories of his homeland and fearful of another war-driven imprisonment by the Cuban government, Hamada, an upstanding leader of the Japanese Cuban community, decides to uproot his family and return to Japan.

For Information or Tickets:

De Troya

by Caridad Svich

directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary

May 16 - June 30, 2018

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 6pm

A mysteriously wounded girl washes on shore and meets young Mara on the riverbank. Worried sisters Lupe and Lena wonder if tonight is the night that their niece will disappear without a trace? Nostalgic Horacio drives his restless grandson away with another rambling story from his childhood. Boiling under the surface of a violent city, two families wrestle with rebellion, regret, and loss of faith.

Speaking at:

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Today's Inspired Latina Vol IX Book Launch

Thursday, July 22nd, 6:00 PM CST:00 p.m.
We’re so excited for the official launch of Today's Inspired Latina Vol. IX! 

Register today:

#todaysinspiredlatina #booklaunch #todayslatin

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latina expo

Friday, December 4th
3:00 p.m.
Join the conversation.  Link:
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acts of kindness awards

Thursday,  November 12th, 2020,  6:30 p.m.

While hosting Winturst Banks "Acts of Kindness Awards" presented by the Aurora Bank & Trust and Elgin State Bank I was

surprised with a special one of a kind award!


"Tamika is a true Super Hero in the community and does so much amazing work with her organization, The Autism Hero Project! Her passion for service and helping others truly makes her a remarkable person and hero in her community!  We need more Tamikas in this world "

Truly honored!  Thank You Yaneth Medina, 

Senior Vice President & Head of Retail Banking

St Charles Bank & Trust   - A Wintrust Community Bank

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connectando with our community

Thursday,  November 12th, 2020,  6:30 p.m.

 Join us via Zoom for a Spectacular Evening in Community as we talk about how everyone can be an AGENT of KINDNESS in the World Today and how any small act of KINDNESS can go a long way! Oh yeah and EVERYONE who registers by 6:30 pm gets a baggie of really cool things and a few of the bags have even BIGGER Surprises!


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fusion latina chicago 

Thursday,  October 8th, 2020,  7:00 p.m.

Gracias Fusion Latina Chicago! Click on the image to view our Facebook Live interview.

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young latina talks 

Saturday,  October 23rd, 2020,  12:00 p.m.

Twelve Young Latinas are embarking on the beginning of something Life-Changing.  Although only One will walk away with a $1,000 Scholarship and opportunities beyond there imagination, they will ALL walk away leaving their imprint on the World.

You won't want to miss it! Register here:

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conquer with community

Saturday,  April 11th, 2020,  12:00 p.m.

What do you get when you put together the Leading Beauty Organization in the WORLD

(Estee Lauder ), A Latina Pilot (#Pilotina) and a Latina whose out to change the World for those with Autism (The Autism Hero Project ), A LOVE Expert (LUV TALK) & a DJ that is spinning hot tunes in the background..... ?

Register TODAY! Because this event is only 48 hours away!

Conquer with Community Tickets, Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

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Young latina day

Saturday,  April 11th, 2020,  12:00 p.m.

What are you doing April 11th? Besides "Staying at Home"?

Well we would love for you to join us as we host our FIRST virtual global celebration in 12 countries and counting, 47 Inspiration Agents and Counting on Saturday, April 11th... In honor of YOUNG LATINAS Everywhere! Register here to get the link and updates.


The Fig Factor Foundation

Mission is about changing the LIVES of Latinas ages 15-25 by helping them pursue their dreams by providing educational leadership platforms, mentorship and powerful experiences through a context of sisterhood.


24/7 power hour

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020,  12:00 p.m.

Tune in mañana at Noon CST on the 24/7 Power Hour On Facebook Live with Dolly Cortes and Anita Myers as we talk Autism, our April Kindness Challenge Give Away and when businesses make space for Inclusion... Everyone Wins! And of course I'll be sharing all of the reasons why you won't want to miss the 2nd Annual The Autism Hero Project - Dance for Autism Event.

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2019 Puerto rican festival

Feria De Libro - Author Series

Saturday, June 15th, 2019,  2:15 p.m.

¡Que Orgullo! Super Excited to be apart of this year's Puerto Rican Festival!  Come by and visit me.  I will be selling autographed copies of Today's Inspired Latina, Volume III: Life Stories of Success in the Face of Adversity.  ¡Wepa!

Learn how to tell your story and build your audience

Thursday, May 9th, 2019,  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Lobo De Mar Restaurant, 5503 Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL  60804

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

Business Networking - 6:00 -6:45

Welcome & Introduction - 6:45-7:00

Speakers Q &A - 7:00 - 7:45

Closing - 7:45 - 8:00

Cost: $25




Dress Up-Show Up

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019,  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

@ The "Brix" -260 S Washington St, Carpentersville, IL 60110

“Dress up, Show up.  And God will do the rest."  So that’s the theme for the May Girl’s Night Out.  Well, that and… PINK

3 “Ted-Talks” with plenty of girlfriend time before and after so we can all share our stories!

Your $25 tax-deductible donation ($30 at the door) covers a nice Italian dinner and will help under-resourced women in India. RSVP Here:

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Dance for Autism - The Ultimate Dance Party

Sunday, April 14th, 2019,  1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

@Joe's Live in Rosemont


Who loves Salsa! Who loves Disco! Who loves Dancing! Who’s in To Dance for “The Autism Hero Project.” MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Sunday, April 14th come Dance for Autism. For only $25! From 1 – 7 PM and your ticket price is considered as a 100% Donation. WHO WANTS TICKETS and how many? Live bands, DJ, Dancers and Salsa Lessons! Bring your tribes! Also Private Tables are available for your company at $300 
to rest your feet from all that dancing! Not much more than a regular Ticket price for your group… And FREE PARKING!

Don’t Delay since ADVANCE TICKET SALES ONLY … No door sales!




How to Create Your Signature Story

Facts Tell - Stories Sell

Saturday, April 13th, 2019,  9:30 - 12:30 p.m.

@Berwyn, IL

The Fuerte Program immerses young women of color in key skills that prepare them for the corporate landscape.  In this class I show the ladies of FUERTE the importance of having a signature story to help them find their calling and how their story can help them to connect in business to increase revenue, branding and become an influencer.



This Is Us- And It's Beautiful

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019,  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

@ The "Brix" -260 S Washington St, Carpentersville, IL 60110

You’re invited for a night of inspiration, a showcase of  “not-so-regular” women like us who have overcome adversity to succeed.

Why:  Because it’s great to connect and be inspired by each other, all with a “cause” –  supporting women here and in India.

$35 tax-deductible donation ($40 at the door) will help under-resourced women in India.  


7th Annual Latino Film Festival

Friday, April 6th, 2019,  5:30 - 10:00 p.m.

@Elgin Community College

We are super excited to share that the Latino Film Festival Elgin opening night kick-off is nearly sold out but had slated a small lot of tickets for families and friends of The Autism Hero Project. With the discount code AUTISM you get ALL- ACCESS to the movie and the receptionn for just $20! And the best part is the movie will touch the deepest part of your heart! "Lo Que Siento Por Ti! WIth English subtitles. What are you doing to honor Autism during Autism Awareness Month.... How about joining us! Limited availability left!…


Find the G-Spot of your SOUL

(PRIVATE Book Launch Soiree/ Empowerment & Networking Party) Thursday, January 24th, 2019,  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

@ The "Lab" on the Lake, 3450 West Lake St., Chicago

I invite you to an evening of mutual empowerment, where under the umbrella of my book we discuss what it is to Find the G-Spot of Your Soul.


During this event powerful, successful, happy top go-to experts and celebrities in business and happiness will share their wisdom on the most important components of RAVENOUS LIVING.

For tixs:


BELLEZA by Esteé Lauder and TIL

Thursday, December 13th, 2018,  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

@Macys, Oakbrook Mall, IL

Esteé Lauder and Today's Inspired come together to launch a powerful celebration of Latina stories, culture and dreams.

Join us at this special day to celebrate Today’s Inspired Latina authors and Latinas in our community featuring celebrity makeup artist Myron Morgan and special gift provided to guests who RSVP.

Stop in between 11am to 7pm to receive your special surprise!


BELLEZA by Esteé Lauder and TIL

Thursday, December 13th, 2018,  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

@Macys, Oakbrook Mall, IL


 Today's Inspired Latina Woman of the Year inspires the" Exclusive" Red Lipstick labeled "ELxTIL" since  her signature trademark is to gift young Latinas a red lipstick to empower them to believe in themselves and recognize their power during her speaking engagements. Below explains why...

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Shark for LMI Not-for-profit pitch

Wednesday, November 6th, 2018,  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

This cohort of Women of Color will pitch ideas on programming and solutions  for various non-profits that will span over 5 years with an end result on profitability.


PAnelist - Addison bank & Trust   

Thursday, November 1st, 2018,  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 114 E. Lake Street, Addison,  IL  60101

Join us for an evening filled with inspiration and practical business advice featuring contributing authors of the book series that is inspiring America: Today's Inspired Latina.  


Experience the authentic connections and the positivity that are part of this international movement.


This event is FREE. 

Please register at:

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panelist for ny times -til book series 

Friday, October 12th, 2018,  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

New York Times, 620 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018


Join us to celebrate the success of the Today's Inspired Latina book series with this NYC launch of Volume IV. Join thousands of like-minded individuals making a difference in our Hispanic community through inspiration. The first, second and third official launch in Chicago gathered over 600 people filled with energy and motivation. Now you can be part of this international movement that was witnessed in cities such as Chicago, New York, Miami and California.


Register  at:


PAnelist -bollingbrook bank & Trust   

Thursday, October 4th, 2018,  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Ashbury's Bar & Grill, 335 E. Boughton Rd, Bollingbrook, IL  60187

Join us at this EXCLUSIVE event that elevates entrepreneurship and community featuring contributing authors of the book series that is inspiring America: Today's Inspired Latina.  



Experience the authentic connections and the positivity that are part of this international movement.


This event is FREE. 


Please register at:


JUDGE for miss Mexican heritage 

Friday, September 14th, 2018,  6:00 - 10:30 p.m.

Dupage County Fair, 2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton, IL  60187

Join the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage for a celebration of Mexican culture, heritage and traditions. The evening events will include food and entertainment to support the Miss Mexican Heritage development scholarship program, that instills pride and agency in young ladies of Mexican descent, and our Community Awards Program, that recognizes those who have advanced our cultural heritage.

On the eve of Mexican Independence Day, this event will showcase the variety of Mexican culture and is not to be missed!


Purchase tixs at:


Thursday, August 30th, 2018,  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Village Bank & Trust, 1635 W.Algonquin Rd., Rolling Meadows

Excited to be the KEYNOTE Speaker for Wintrust Community 


Join us at this EXCLUSIVE event that elevates entrepreneurship featuring contributing authors of the book series that is inspiring America: Today's Inspired Latina.  



Experience the authentic connections and the positivity that are part of this international movement.


This event is FREE. 


Please register at:


Keynote Speaker -The Fig factor foundation

Friday, August 24th, 2018,  3:00 

Illinois Math & Science Academy (IMSA), Aurora, IL

Excited to be the KEYNOTE Speaker once again for The FFF and the students from the University of Guanajuato, Mexico.

The FFF Mission is to become a powerful national catalyst for Latinas ages 15-25 to pursue their dreams by providing educational leadership platforms, mentorship and powerful experiences through a context of sisterhood.


Latinatalks @ dupage county fair

Friday, July 27th, 2018,  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Dupage County Fair, 2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton, IL  60187

Join me as I HOST LATINATalks and experience the magic of Today's Inspired Latina authors "LIVE" for the first time!


LATINATalks by Today's Inspired Latina is a series of powerful videos featuring the contributing authors from Volume I, Volume II, Volume III and Volume IV. Each video is a inspiration to apply to your life. More information at


This event is free with the DuPage County Fair admission. It will be outdoor.


Register at:

Latinas on the plaza fundraiser

Thursday, July 12th, 2018,  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

La Tequileria, 2118 W. Lake St., Melrose Park, IL  60160

Join me as I host Latinas on the Plaza First Fundraiser Event!  You will be supporting a great cause to benefit YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR! We'll provide delicious tapas, drinks, exciting silent auction items (including cub tickets, museum tickets, hotel stays), and of course, great networking.   

Since 2015, Latinas On The Plaza has been dedicated to helping women of color with their professional development. LOP is a non-profit organization with a vision to change the landscape of corporate America with Latinas occupying the C-Suites, leading in their communities, and reinvesting their time and money in helping the next generation succeed.

Join us July 12 to experience the impact of our programs! You'll meet recent graduates and enjoy our interactive display showcasing our 10-week boot camp. We look forward to seeing you!

Faces of the fox (Meet & GREET)

Monday, August 27th, 2018, 4:30 -6:30 @ Santori library-Aurora

Monday, July 9th, 2018, 4:30 - 6:30 @ Geneva Public library

Saturday, June 9th, 2018,  11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

@Limestone Coffee & Tea, Batavia, IL

Come and join me and the other honorees who have been selected as Faces of the Fox as we each represent and seek to bring awareness of marginalized communities in hopes to promote diversity and  a world of inclusion with this traveling gallery that is now on exhibit.


For more information: 

34th annual Printers Row Lit Fest

Saturday, June 9th, 2018,  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Great opportunity to meet authors and stock up your personal library!  I will be selling autographed copies of Today's Inspired Latina, Volume III: Life Stories of Success in the Face of Adversity.

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2018,  9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Meet the Cast of  De Troya!

View interview Live with hosts Carmina Cortes & Maria Calderone:

FUERTE 10 week bootcamp

Saturday, April 21st, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.

"I asked Tamika to teach our FUERTE young Latinas how to craft their stories so that they can begin to show up powerful and strong, yet vulnerable when needed.  I watched Tamika weave her life story in a manner that captivated their attention, moved them to tears and then she blew them away with her grit and perseverance when life handed her impossible times.  The powerpoint she created really aligned with how we are teaching the girls to tell their stories, we all learned so much that day.  Tamika, you have to come back again next year, our girls need to hear your story.  Thank you for your vulnerability and mostly for your GRIT."




Luz Canino-Baker, MBA, ACC

President Latinas On The Plaza and 

President LNC Coaching, LLC

culture impact radio

Saturday, March 23th, 2018, Monday at 10:00 a.m.

View interview here:


Saturday, March 3, 2018

"Inspiring our future generation of Young Latinas on Daring to Dream Big and equipping them with Tamika's Fabulous Five Action Steps to ensuring that they don't let Fear dissipate that dream but instead Activate it, Get UNCOMFORTABLE, lean into it and Make it come true! And then follow it up with a gift of a red tube of lipstick to make them feel powerful and unstoppable!"

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