I’ve always thought of books as a way to escape, to experience new elements or to help us with our experiences and as a result I am very pleased to welcome LaTasha ‘Tasha B’ Braxton to Linda’s Book Bag to stay in and tell me about one of her books as I think she probably manages to encompass all those features in one go!
Staying in with LaTasha ‘Tasha B’ Braxton
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag, LaTasha. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me.
You’re welcome Linda, thank you for the opportunity!
Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
I brought Dark Chains an inspirational and spiritual read that speaks on abuse, neglect, mental health and family dysfunction. It’s a book based on my life. I’ve experienced a considerable amount of trauma from being raised by an abusive and neglectful mother. This sort of dysfunction created a dark path for me to travel upon throughout my life. I chose this book to share with you and others in hopes of reaching victims of abuse who are silenced by fear. To help heal the hearts of young people who feel hopeless because of the environment they’ve been subjected to. I want to help hurting families and change their perspectives for the better. I’ve touched so many people already from this book, all from different walks of life and I would like to continue. Because I know what it’s like to struggle on your own with no guidance at all, learning only from your trial and errors. I know what it’s like to live in a world where the word “love” is constantly questioned and in your mind…considered nothing more than a taunting fictitious tale. I can relate to the brokenhearted and defeated, I can relate to the one who’s had their self esteem destroyed to what they thought was beyond repair. I just want them to know…they are not alone, and they don’t have to continue to be defined by the pain they’ve been through. They are resilient and deservant of being loved, truly loved. And sometimes it takes a relatable person to help introduce you to the greatness that has always resided deep within you…beneath the pain and hurt, beneath the anger, and beneath the self doubt.
(My goodness. I’m so sorry to hear your story, but am delighted that out of your own experiences has come something so positive LaTasha.)
What can we expect from an evening in with Dark Chains?
You can expect to cry, to learn, you can expect your mind and heart to open up like a blossoming flower. You can expect for your perspectives to be challenged, you may even experience an increase in your ability to sympathize. But most of all…you will get the courage and urge to heal your wounds, so you too can grow.
(And what could be a better outcome from reading a book?)
What else have you brought along?
Some Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and a cup of chamomile tea.
Now that combination sounds like a fabulous way to relax and enjoy the evening. Thanks so much for staying in with me to tell me all about Dark Chains. I wish you every success with it.
Thank you Linda.
Dark Chains is an inspirational and spiritual autobiography about a misguided young girl who struggles to survive mental, emotional, and physical abuse. Plagued by decades of pain, mental illness and generational curses. She enters a life without God at a young age, and finds herself infatuated with the idea of escaping and never returning to the abusive life she once was subjected, manipulated and conditioned to living in.
This book was created to help young girls and boys who are going down a dark path, it is meant to open minds and change their perspectives for the greater. It was created to help overcome the pain and anger endured from a dysfunctional family and lifestyle in order to become who God initially wanted them to be.
This book will heal the wounds of mentally and emotionally hurt families who aren’t aware that they’ve been conditioned to live immorally due to the pains that plagued them and the many generations that came before them. It is a read from an author who can easily relate to those who inhabit a lost soul and a broken heart. It is inspiring and will create understanding and hope to many and create a positive pattern for many more to come.
Dark Chains is available for purchase here.
About LaTasha ‘Tasha B’ Braxton
Author and songwriter LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton is quite a complex and beautiful mystery. An intricately woven entity made up of everything right about creation. Her mind is a cavern of creativity. Her heart is big, but the love encapsulated within it is a buried treasure. The kind one wouldn’t readily discover the significance of unless they were extremely determined and intentional about finding. Then there’s her soul. Vibrant as a moonlight glow, but it’s constantly at war. She’s suffered a lot. Has been disappointed by most and naturally carries her skepticism openly of everyone who tries to get close. Her force field is not easily penetrable, but it’s not impossible to. Her greatest joy is the life of her baby boy. A young inquisitive genius that has taught her much about life and challenges her to grow each day. If she was literally a flower. He would most undoubtedly be her water. This is her reason to live above all, and it’s this unconditional love that causes her to flourish. LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton’s gift is her writing. This is how she communicates to the world. Whether it comes out in the form of music, poetry or in a novel. If you want to know exactly who she is, these are the chambers you can go to.
You can find LaTasha on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @Itsmzchampagne and Goodreads.
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