Maimah Karmo

Publisher, Bliss Magazine; Author, Fearless & CEO, Tigerlily Foundation

Maimah Karmo is a mother, philanthropist, author, advocate, cancer warrior, magazine publisher, life coach, entrepreneur, empath, badass and unicorn. Maimah's story began in Liberia, West Africa, where she was born. After surviving two wars in Liberia, during a third coup d'état, she fled to the United States at 15 years old, when her father put her on a plane, alone, to avoid persecution due to the war. She worked her way through college and created her version of the American Dream. Maimah was raising a beautiful 3-year old when she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in 2006. She had no family history and was 32-years old. While in treatment, Maimah made a promise to God that if she survived, she would create an organization to educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer. Her promise became the Tigerlily Foundation, which educates, advocates for, empowers and supports young women, before, during and after breast cancer. She is also the author of Fearless: Awakening to My Life's Purpose Through Breast Cancer; and Publisher of Bliss Magazine. Maimah has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, OWN Network, The Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Essence, Marie Claire, Redbook and more. Maimah loves empowering others, through speaking engagements and life coaching. Visit to learn more about her coaching, register for her next "I Manifest Bliss Experience" event, and to subscribe to her podcast, Pure Bliss.