TATIANA KING - ROLE MODEL & AMBASSADOR
BLOGGER / ON-AIR HOST & PRODUCER
Officially Inducted into the “National Wall of Role Models” on June 7, 2014 ( See full list www.BlackCanadianAwards.com )
Tatiana "missgo2girl" King brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and natural talent to the table. As a media professional with more than 8 years in the television business and a Ryerson Radio & Televisions Arts alumni.
Tatiana is the real deal and continues to build her brand. Her portfolio includes working alongside some of North Americas leading media and entertainment companies.
Tatiana is the entertainment on-air host, writing and producing for G987 FM radio program, The African Groove Show on Sundays 12-2pm. She also acts as a Specialties Sales Account Manager.
When you thought that was enough, Tatiana is also a member of the African-Canadian Entertainment Forum, holding the title of Public Relations Officer and also works as Contributing Editor-In-Chief of Entertainment Africa Magazine. She works hard at maintaining her lifestyle & entertainment blog missgo2girl.com and retains a regular clientele via her professional services company, Go2Girl Media.
Tatiana brings the gift to gab, her "Jill of all trades" background and larger than life personality. Her bright smile and strong work ethic leave you wanting to know more about her.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
MissGo2Girl is the ultimate Jill of all Trades! I do it all...literally! I would describe myself as someone with spice, an extremely outgoing personality and I have the gift to gab. I'm dedicated to my craft and love what I do. Fun, spontaneous, professional and even funny all are descriptions that fall in line with who I am. I'm an award-winning blogger, radio personality and small business owner. I recently won an award for my contribution to Media and Entertainment at the Abedorc Award of Excellence. This year i helped launch the debut issue of Entertainment Africa Magazine as Contributing Editor-In-Chief. I hold the title of PRO for the African Canadian Entertainment Forum here in the city and sit as a member of the NABFEM organization. I'm a proud Ryerson University, Radio and Television Arts graduate. I give back to my community by way of media sponsorship. I support many events, showcases and indie artist by providing media partnership and media sponsorship. I grew up in London, Ontario with big dreams. My goal was always to move to Toronto and take the big city by storm. I'm well on my way with lots more to accomplish!
Tell us what many people may not know about you?
I can be really playful and silly.
What's your inspiration, how do you handle disappointments and get motivated?
I'm inspired by young women in our community chasing their dreams. I'm inspired by some of my close female friends who work hard everyday, making moves and making their dreams a reality. Watching them, speaking with them and learning from them helps me tremendously. Seeing progress around me, hearing great news, reading about peers and their accomplishments get me motivated. I have a strong support system in place. People that are truly there for me so words of encouragement always get me motivated to do more.
How did you get to where you are now and what more do you hope to achieve?
It was a long road to this place. I experienced it all. From doors opening, doors closing and overcoming almost impossible situations. I got to where i am now by having faith. I had a vision and that visual of me being successful would haunt me day after day. I made it my mission to succeed despite the many road blocks and bumps along the way. I wrote things down, bounced ideas of friends/family, I studied a lot of peers i admired and got my feet wet with many internship/volunteer opportunities. Networking was something I became very good at and its one of the skills that lead me to where i am now.
What would you like to be remembered for?
I'd like to be remembered for my passion. I want everyone to always know how passionate I was about my love for media and entertainment.
How do you balance work, family, friends and leisure?
Its a balancing act indeed but I do my best. Sometimes one gets more of me than the other but I try to give each all i can. I'm in love with what i do so it often comes before leisure but when i do get the chance to enjoy myself, I most definitely have a great time!
What's your favorite food, book, music and movie?
My favorite movie is COMING TO AMERICA! I love the storyline, comedy and the super romantic ending! I'm a total foodie and seafood fanatic. I love shrimp and lobster. I don't necessarily have a favorite type of music but i find myself listening to a lot of R&B.
What's your experience as a Black person in Canada?
As a black person in Canada, I feel blessed. I know there are opportunities available to me everyday and I do my best to strive for more every chance i can. I made up my mind a long time ago that things wouldn't be given on a silver platter and that I may have to work harder than the next. So far so good. I can't complain too much.
Are there as many opportunities for Blacks in Canada that can produce role models, influencers and institutions like Beyonce, Tyler Perry, Obama, Oprah, BET, etc:
I believe so. Every moment and chance in a day, anything is possible. When we all wake up in the morning and take that first breath, anything is possible from that moment.
Mention a few of your favorite Black Canadian Leaders, Artists and Role Models?
A few of my favourites... Jully Black, Patricia Bebia, Tracy Melshore, Dewitt Lee, etc.
Should and do Blacks support / patronize black music, events and businesses?
I believe Blacks should always support each other no matter what. Supporting each other helps the growth of our rich and diverse community.
What’s your understanding of Black History in Canada?
There's a long line of Black history in Canada. Its surprising, inspiring and something to be proud of.
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