Welcome to my world and playground, Titli Nadia. My name is Nadia Shaik. I'm a Chicagoian and I am a storyteller, a writer, a character designer, an activist, and a filmmaker. I currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've always been interested drawing and writing stories have been a part of my life since I could hold a pencil. Growing up a bright Muslim girl in Chicago, my world morphed into a frightening place after 9/11. I was labeled a terrorist and put under a microscope by friends, the media and society. In rebellion and burning desire to express myself that wouldn't be snuff out, I turned to art. Art and writing became my safe haven and a creative outlet where I could express myself freely and without judgment. Now, I share my experiences and strive to creative universal messages of inner strength, hope and self-acceptance; just like the films and shows of my childhood did for me! In addition to creating, I enjoy sharing my art process on my Youtube channel: Titli Nadia as well as reviewing my favorite Bollywood films and shows of my childhood on my blog: *Nadia's Writers Room. When I'm not working, I love spending time with family and friends, traveling, interior decorating, cooking ethnic foods, and shopping for new pairs of earrings to add to my growing collection! Peace, Nadia *launching soon!