The Team

Tara Kamiya
Blogger Japan

I am a housewife. The real story is that I am an African American born and raised in New York City, now living in a small town in Japan. My husband is a chef. He loves DJ-ing, rock, hip-hop, & punk music, houses, dogs, and me/our family [not in that order I hope].

We were chosen by a reality show to have our wedding shown to the world in the form of a competition(Four Weddings season 2). It was a fun experience and has led to other opportunities. I have videos of myself and family posted on YouTube (smartalecky1) if you’d like to check them out. I am currently working on ebooks and active with a few other projects. I also sew and crochet.

I’ve been to Quebec, Namibia, South Africa; Quepos, and a few places in Japan. I  have also visited and lived in various states for short periods of time. One of my favorite places in America is Seattle in the summertime. I would say that I am patriotic when it is convenient, and never miss an opportunity to reject conventional means of doing anything.

We are currently living in Japan with our 3 children, grandparents, and great grandparents.shop…..

Blog… http://tarakamiya.com

Shop….ETSY https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaraKamiya
contact…..EMAIL kamiyatara@gmail.com

Grace Young
Contributor

A wife, a mom of two great young adults, Avid reader, compulsive about researching topics of interest on the web, a recent hoarder-turned organizer, makeup queen and I’m obsessed with Netflix for old classics such as Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  I also enjoy snapping photos of things that inspire me such as flowers just blooming at my local park and I enjoy fishing and camping now as an adult more than I did as a kid. Go figure.

My background is in auditing and finance so look out for budgeting tips heading your way soon along with beauty and organizing hacks. 🙂

Michelle
The Momi

Michelle is a Brand Ambassador, social media maven, workaholic and Loving Momi that was inspired by her daughters to get her sexy back and learn to smell the roses.

She serves as COO for the Urban Youth Racing School (UYRS), a nationally acclaimed innovative educational program that introduces urban students to “STEM” using motorsports. She is Co-Founder of the What It Takes Foundation, e-mentoring and celebrity symposiums to re-engage minority male youth in their academic careers along with Handbags 4 Peace and Global Safety For Women. Both are grass roots organizations dedicated to making sure women learn to be safe. And also runs a FB group BRANDING GLOBALLY THROUGH PERISCOPE to teach small businesses/brands/non profits how to effectively use Twitters live streaming app Periscope.

Prior to joining UYRS, Martin was principal of Star Shooters, Inc., a multi-media company that provided advertising, video production, photography, website/presentation design to emerging businesses. Martin continues to consult Brands, organizations and youth related foundations to help them coordinate impactful youth programs and related strategic branding efforts.

Michelle is a wife and mother of 4 who has overcome many obstacles in life and uses her story to motivate others. She is passionate about educating children, living life to the fullest and social causes like the Brain Tumor Society as her husband has suffered from brain tumors for 15 years.

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Gianna
Future Engineer / President

My name is Gianna, I’m a tween that loves singing, fashion, sewing, DIY, dancing and baking. I also really love technology. I am learning to code with my Kano computer. My favorite mobil app is musical.ly.  I’m excited to have this website Hey Momi to be able to share with other kids the things I really love. Hope everyone enjoys watching and likes our videos and post.