I fell into the world of social media by complete fluke, which is probably why my channels look how they do: quirky, fun and chaotic...they look like me and are a real reflection of my life! My hope is that you leave each channel feeling a little lighter, more inspired, and above all, with a smile on your face!
NEW VIDEOS EVERY SATURDAY!
"WHERE MY WORDS FAIL,
my music tells my tale."
I have been writing as a way of expressing my feelings for as long as I can remember; as a way of telling my story. Every transition, hardship, breakthrough, and intense feeling over the course of my life; I have processed it all through music. My songs tell the stories that I don’t always know how to share in words. They weave through my insecurities, and ultimately, help me appreciate the beautiful world around me. My music, like my life, is inspired by the experiences around me.
I grew up with the privilege to do what I love to do - make music. I sang in choirs, churches, weddings and bands. However, I also always wanted to be a young mom, and when my kids were born I took time off to be with them. I thought I would take a year or two off, and jump back into building my career, but it just didn’t feel right for our family, so what started as a year or two, ended up being much more!
When I started planning my return all those years later, I realized I was a completely different person. I had different priorities, and different expectations of my life. I didn’t want to go the traditional route, but I also didn’t really know any other way of doing things…
My heart ...
THEN, THE PANDEMIC. AND WHEN THE WORLD CAME TO A STANDSTILL, I DIDN'T.
My family did what it always does best - encouraged me to keep pursuing my dreams. But how do you do that during a global lockdown? Well, you start by starting! I decided to perform live concerts online for friends and family by taking requests during live sessions and performing them in real time. One night after an online concert, I was recording content to post on my social channels, and, true to the dynamic in our home, the heckling started – and “The Real Indian Dad” was born! TRID did not know the camera was rolling, so you all got to experience what the inside of our home is like.
I posted that video online and it went viral! So we decided to record more “interrupted videos” and as they say - the rest is history!
And now thanks to you, this mother of two, who was afraid of coming back to a world that had so drastically changed while she was raising her babies, has you all to thank for helping her find her happy…I hope my songs and videos can play a tiny part in you finding yours.
YOU RASCAL, YOU FOUND ME!
the real indian dad
Would any Sheena page be complete if I didn’t interrupt? Below are links to the pages these people have created for me. Sorry if I don’t respond sometimes, you all send me too many bloody messages I cannot keep up!
And YES, I will do a face reveal, just don’t bloody know how to do it now. Maybe I’ll sneak into a music video? We’ll send an email to our mailing list when it’s going to happen. Now, for a serious note, THANK YOU. My family would not be checking off ‘bucket list’ items in this crazy way without your support. I can only hope we bring you as much joy as you have brought us. LOVE, TRID.
Spread the Joy
Spread The Joy is our family’s way of giving back. It came to be because we found ourselves in the hospital with one of our little family members. With that experience, we wanted to do something to help children in long term pediatric care like we did. The mission is simple: Joy For You, Joy For Me.