About Me

Tanya Smith is a blogger and widow advocate. In 2016, Tanya started the A Widows World blog where she shares her eleven year perspective and experience in widowhood and as a re-married widow.

At the age of 26, Tanya became a young widow. For a time, motion was at a standstill, but it came back in full force and gave her so much clarity and tenacity to take on things, to live life with no bounds. This tenacity has opened many doors, inspired new adventures, and forced her out of her comfort zone. She has a heart to serve and her message is one of hope through the dark and devastation.

Tanya has been featured as a Woman of Strength in Glancer Magazine, a Chicagoland publication and has been a guest speaker on several podcasts and live radio shows such as the LifeBeats Project Podcast series, Feeling Fabulous Podcast, The Jake Lawrence Podcast and 108 Praise Radio – sharing her story and how to get to a place where you can see the beauty in your brokenness.

Tanya’s Episode – Feeling Fabulous Podcast

Tanya’s Episode – LifeBeats Project Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable and beginning again after loss to find the beauty in the broken spaces of your life | with Tanya Smith of A Widow’s World (TLBP #64)

Tanya, is also the President of Addelise Inc. a Marketing and Branding company. She is an experienced business executive with over 12+ years of focused business development, brand development, marketing, sales strategies, corporate event planning and social media development. Tanya, has successfully implemented sales and marketing strategies for major corporations and has effectively increased revenue by 50% for a multi-million dollar firm in her professional career. Tanya, is an entrepreneur; mother, remarried widow, lover of life and helping others achieve their dreams.

Tanya Smith has served Hope For Widows as an Advisory Board Member and recently was asked to join as a member of the Board of Directors. It is and honor for her to be a part of the Hope for Widows Foundation and the sisterhood, growing, reaching and fostering connection and inspiration – so that no widow feels left behind.