Today we have an awesome guest post from Tinisha Nicole Johnson the author of Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself As A Black Woman.
This is such an interesting statement and a statement I’m starting to hear more and more of. In actuality, I’ve experienced this very thing when my book, Somebody Prayed for Me was published. I am co-author of that book, along with authors Linda R. Herman and Allyson M. Deese. The book consists of short-stories, poems, and letters, which are intended to inspire. Some stores are based off real life. 99% of the characters in the book are black.
What are my personal thoughts on this?
Back to the publishers – it’s mainly about money. It’s about ‘who is your audience’ and ‘how many people can we give a perception to, that this is a good book,’ since book covers speak volumes. Is it deceiving? I think so. Many white people don’t own black books, and it’s not their top choice when considering to purchase a book. However, they just might buy a book about black characters, if a white face is on the front cover.
About The Author:
(Is this woman gorgeous or what?)
As a Black woman, have you ever dealt with insecurities and pressures from the world that made you feel unsure about yourself or life in general? Do you want answers and solutions to your most deepest, darkest feelings?
If so, Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself As A Black Woman is a book you need to read. It’s an inspirational and uplifting book, emphasizing ten life lessons that addresses your most intimate, personal, and professional life.
In Lessons Learned, the author passionately and straightforwardly expresses and lays out the following:
The “Q&A Method” of problem solving life’s problems
Understanding your deepest feelings and using the positive to overcome the negative
Recognizing and learning the importance of self-worth
What Women tend to think the definition of true happiness is
The Five most common types of Black women
What some Black women say to themselves that they would never say out loud
Why Black women sacrifice their souls
Balancing Children, Family, and Friends
The author thought it necessary to create a book specifically catered to Black women in the self-healing process while laying out techniques on how to gain more self-confidence and strengthen your self-worth and your overall life.The book Lessons Learned reminds Black women the importance of loving themselves first.