Tanika J. Prowell, Founder & Owner of Faith Write Now
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Tanika discovered her passion for writing at the age of 9. At this time, she created a graphic novel featuring superheroes that greatly represented Black women. She had then began to strengthen her writing skills through journal entries, creating short stories, and reading about prominent figures in Black history. During her undergraduate years in college. Tanika published poetry, articles, and other literary works for various sources.
In 2005, Prowell graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri- Saint Louis with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Her background as a Registered Nurse includes Maternal-Child
Health, Public Health, Medical-Surgical Nursing, and Correctional Nursing. She received the 2014 Director's Award from St. Louis County Department of Health for her leadership skills in several public health efforts. Tanika is also a Reading Coach for second grade students.
Tanika is the devoted mother of two children, Joshua and Takiyah. She also serves as the "Momager" of her children's businesses, JZ's Sweets and Re-Re The Reader. Tanika has maintained a lifelong commitment to serve her community and has partnered with numerous faith-based, community outreach, and social justice organizations. Tanika is a member of Friendly Temple Church in St. Louis, MO and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. In addition to writing, she enjoys studying Black history, traveling and scrapbooking.
In May 2019, Tanika co-authored the anthology, #MOMBOSS. #MOMBOSS is a bestselling book that highlights the journeys of eleven women who manage their children’s business while tackling life’s challenges. Tanika later founded Faith Write Now to show the infinite possibilities and relief that writing can bring to all walks of life. She plans to expand her brand by providing services to aspiring independent authors, increasing representation of Black authors, and promoting literacy worldwide. She hopes to provide inspiration through her life story and encourages others to CONQUER THE IMPOSSIBLE!
Here’s a sneak peak of #MOMBOSS
WORKING FAITH TO CHANGE NARRATIVES
My Merch Store Conquers The Impossible
I live by the scripture Matthew 19:26, “with God all things are possible” because whatever dream you have burning inside of you can be made into reality no matter what the odds are.
Initially, I created a Merch Shop to offer items inspired by #MOMBOSS in which I am proud to be a co-author. I was led to expand the designs offered through this shop as I reflected on the various matters that impact Black women and families.
I strive to provide motivation as we navigate the numerous challenges of life-whether it's acts of anti-Blackness, entrepreneurship, strengthening your faith, motherhood, etc.
My designs aim to empower mothers, women, and families to conquer the impossibilities that we face all daily.
I am a living witness that if you believe, keep the faith, and hold on to God, He will make your dreams possible. Keep Him first in your hustle!