Often times, we avoid the things that might cause us discomfort or result in failure, which in turn holds us back from doing the things that we love or want to achieve. I have faced this exact challenge, especially since starting my advanced education while trying to balance my family and my life. But one day, a cord was struck, and I was able to break the habit of doing what was safe, and instead fight for the things I truly wanted


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to educate and enlighten us still today - decades after his passing. As mentioned in previous videos and posts, I struggled with anxiety for many years while trying to be a full-time student and also manage a family. One semester in particular was incredibly challenging; I had almost given up when I came across a quote by MLK that really resonated with me. It read, “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

International Women’s Day

Shailja Tiku, Mrs. Wisconsin International 2019 shares her message on this International Women's Day.

Welcome 2019 & Happy New Year

Thank you for your support this past year and for following my journey as Mrs. WI International 2019. I am looking forward to what the new year brings.

Journey to Mrs. international: Mrs. Wisconsin INTERNATIONAL 2019

Learn more about Shailja’s journey to becoming a health practitioner, an advocate for complete and total health - especially Mental Health, and now Mrs. Wisconsin International.

Find out why her platform for the Mrs. International 2019 Competition is a crucial message today, and how she plans to enhance and better the lives of all Americans.