My name is Tara Tiger Brown and I am not special

I recently finished listening to the book, The Courage To Be Disliked. I was skeptical at first because it is marketed as a “Japanese phenomenon” and that didn’t line up with my 18 months of experience living in Japan. This country is immersed in a culture of shame, every other word is an apology, beauty… Continue reading My name is Tara Tiger Brown and I am not special

Ohayu (Oh, Hai, You!)

It’s February 28th, 2018 and I made a promise to myself that I would publish something today. Anything. Just write and post it. Why? Because I have a lot of ideas and questions swirling around in my head and Barbara She claims, “isolation is the dream killer, not your lousy attitude.” It’s pretty easy to isolate… Continue reading Ohayu (Oh, Hai, You!)

KitHub Turns Two

Luz Rivas and Tara Tiger Brown at White House

Today is the day after Trump was elected as President. Not the easiest day to celebrate a birthday. Two years ago today, Luz Rivas and I launched KitHub. We attribute our collaboration to President Obama, because it was at an Town Hall with Obama in October, 2014 that we ran into each other and the… Continue reading KitHub Turns Two

31 Days To Feeling Physically And Emotionally Lighter

I wrote this article on my Forbes Blog. Like most of you, I have attempted to participate in all sorts of 21 day, 3 month, 8 week-long programs in order to lose my muffin top, build muscles, increase memory, detox…you name it. I have never completed a single challenge. I get about half way through… Continue reading 31 Days To Feeling Physically And Emotionally Lighter

2013: Here’s To Making Things And Friends

Photo by Joi Ito

It’s New Years Eve and a popular day for reflection. 2012 was a really big year for me personally. I call it My Year of Fitting In. As many transplants to LA can attest, it can take a little while to figure out where you fit in, but once you do, it’s like you finally… Continue reading 2013: Here’s To Making Things And Friends