Black Tear Society by Tajuana Simpson
A Memoir

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"Tajuana Simpson has just released her book tilted Black Tear Society: A Memoir. Black Tear Society is about living in an abusive household, growing up fatherless, and finding the strength to conquer the vicious cycle of grief and pain. Ms. Simpson has spoken for many organizations, including visiting prisons and conducting youth outreach, which led to her speaking on Maryland radio stations, in schools, and at recreation centers. She has also been involved with foster care and adoption efforts and volunteered for six years with a sexual assault center. Her work experience includes involvement with the court system as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She has worked with domestic violence victims and homeless women and children, and her training, volunteering, and workshop hours total more than 1,000.

Residing in the Washington, DC area all her life, Ms. Simpson has a hunger for change and believes that “Seeing is believing, experience is even worse.” She knows the pain and struggle of having a dysfunctional family that outwardly appears normal. In her personal and professional life she has confronted many sensitive issues which are prevalent in today's society. Now she is striving to reach people of all ethnicities with a forthright message of rehabilitation. With Black Tear Society, Ms. Simpson hopes that by sharing her own battles as an abuse victim and advocate so frankly, she can bring confidence to readers who seek to overcome unspeakable situations. Ms. Simpson is preparing a second book on relationships to be released in January 2011.



Black Tear Society is a ray of intercity sunshine for out of the language of pain comes empowerment through education, inspiration and life affirming motivation

Danny Queen
Author of Color Me Poetry

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About Tajuana Simpson

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Black Tear Society is the autobiographical memoir of a young woman who knows, has seen, and has heard too much. Tajuana Simpson wrote this book after realizing that she needed an outlet or else she might lose her sanity. She had become tired of being tired. However, she was then unaware of her root problem, that she lacked the experience of having a real father. Her childhood memories were clouded by the violence and dysfunction which her biological father wrought on her family before he abandoned them. As an adult, Ms. Simpson worked, was an able single parent, and truly appeared normal in others' eyes. However, she increasingly found that when others were happy around her, she was sad, and when others were sad, she was happy. "It appeared" There was a tear that stayed on her face for several years, one that you couldn't see or touch. In order to conquer this sadness, she had to write Black Tear Society. This book points out the shame of those who hide behind false exteriors and fail to own up to interior, self-based issues. It deals with ones who stay in the window and never take a look in the mirror or try to gain understanding. Ms. Simpson has realized that a nation of people is crying out for help with a black tear, and wondering if the unhappiness will ever go away........ Black Tear Society is a ray of intercity sunshine for out of the language of pain comes empowerment through education, inspiration and life affirming motivation Danny Queen Author of Color Me Poetry
 
Published August 17, 2010 by Xlibris. 216 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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