Emmabel Tami Orendain

Hello, I’m Tami

By day: nonprofit communications.

By night: creative nonfiction (and maybe fiction?)

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Why “Tami”?

Fun fact: my mom and dad came up with the name “Emmabel,” by putting their first names put together (a very Filipino thing). But while Emmabel is my legal name, they also called me Tami–a nickname that stuck harder than my real name (which is another very Filipino thing!).

I prefer Tami. The only person who calls me Emmabel is, naturally, my mom when she gets mad. Please call me Tami (unless you’re my mom, in which case: I didn’t do it).