TamikaB. has had many nicknames in her life, but; the one that perfectly described her outlook on life, was Sunshine. She is full of joy, love, and faith. She is excited about the future, but; she wasn't always that way. In Hide Me from Me, she opens up to readers about the challenges she has faced in life and how, with God's unwavering love, she overcame these obstacles. She describes the abusive relationships she endured, her struggles as a single mother of five, her grief at the loss of loved ones, and her surprising transformation into a whistle-blower who took a stand against the federal government. While TamikaB. experiences show her courage and resilience, she is also open about her flaws and careless mistakes. TamikaB. courageously exposes all her vulnerabilities. She is transparent about the ways she is reconciling her past choices. When people have belittled her or tried to discredit her experiences, she has stood strong on a solid spiritual foundation.
TamikaB. was born Tamika Yvette Benbow. She was raised in Washington, DC, where she lived until her family relocated to Maryland when she was a teenager. She attended both DC and PG County Public School Systems. After graduating from High School she immediately began her career. Tamika contracted to the federal government for fifteen years and received a prestigious award for her hard work and dedication. During that time, she studied criminal justice and business law at UMUC. TamikaB. is the single mother of five beautiful children who inspire and motivate her daily. She is also a survivor of lupus (a severe autoimmune disorder.)