"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
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Published August 17, 2010
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