The 6-Figure Battered Wife: My Path to R.E.S.I.L.I.E.N.C.E.

The 6-Figure Battered Wife: My Path to R.E.S.I.L.I.E.N.C.E.

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It's so much easier to hide behind a façade of normalcy when physical violence has yet to manifest itself.

Physical abuse is obvious. Someone slaps you. You recognize it as violence. Someone slams you down on the ground – the violence is escalated. Someone chokes you? The violence is now clearly defined.

But what about the more subtle forms of violence?

The assaults to your psyche?

The assassination of your self-esteem?

That's the more insidious killer. The one harder to identify and convict.

That's the conversation Award-winning TV Editor and bestselling author TaJuan "TeeJ" Mercer wants to have with you because she's been there.

While working on some of Television's biggest shows, holding it down in Hollywood, TeeJ was being held down in her own home.

Under the delusion that Domestic Violence only happened to underprivileged, uneducated, so-called "weak" women, TeeJ had a hard time resolving that it could happen to a Howard University educated, focused, and accomplished woman. For years she was under a spell that led to what she says,  "I educated and successified my way into denial"--a mistake that almost proved fatal. 

As a 6-figure earner, a successful business woman in her own right, TeeJ found herself in the incomprehensible position of walking on eggshells in her own home, questioning her competence and sanity, feeling that she had gone crazy.

But one day she made the startling realization that she wasn't crazy; she was sleeping NEXT to C.R.A.Z.Y.

So when the public was screaming "gold-digger" at Janay Rice, after her then-fiancé, NFL player Ray Rice, knocked her out in an Atlantic City elevator, TeeJ was screaming, "Noooooo. She is not a gold-digger. I completely understand why she went on with the wedding.

Now TeeJ wants women, whether they are earning six figures or six cents, to wake up women and understand that emotional abuse is real, but they don't have to suffer alone in silence. TeeJ wants to tear down that façade of normalcy with a laser-focused mission designed to help women understand that they can and need to get out before the verbal escalates to the physical.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150953932
Publisher: WanHawk Press
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

From being raised in a single parent household to being accepted at Howard University, from discovering her father was a small-town drug dealer to marrying a major big-city dealer herself, from a devastating miscarriage to finding her way back into the grace of God's light, TeeJ invites you to join her on a remarkable 40 day journey of reflection and recollection full of surprising, jaw-dropping candor, provoking most readers to exclaim, "Did she just say that?!?"

TeeJ, the Tennessee native, currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her beloved rescue dog Peanut. For more than 18 years, she has earned the reputation as one of Hollywood's most highly sought after editors with her work featured in a wide variety of television programming, including celebrity news, DVD bonus features, documentaries and, reality television. She has spent time with ABC, NBC, MTV, TLC, The Style Network, The History Channel and the Walt Disney Company working on such shows as "Extra," "Access Hollywood," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Clean House," "Swamp People," and "The Bachelor," just to name a few.

With an uncanny knack for relating and connecting to people, it will not take you long to fall in love with TeeJ's infectious personality. To encounter her now exuberant giddy personality, you will be surprised that she survived a marriage that was verbally and physically abusive, almost to the point of death. Committed to living life at a 10, you will get sucked in by her excitement and open-heart that encounters no strangers but rather sees an opportunity to relate and connect to others. Known by her friends to strike up conversation anywhere, with anyone, about anything, if you ever have the delight to meet her personally, a word of caution...TeeJ is known to spontaneously hug you. She loves hugging people and says that there is scientific data to support the benefits of hugging.

Never thinking that "author" was a title that would EVER be behind her name, TeeJ actually detests the practice of sitting down at a desk and putting pen to paper, but she felt Divinely inspired to create 40 Days Till 40RTY: Life Lessons from the Ramblings of my Unfiltered Thoughts and is humbled by the opportunity to serve God in such a creative way (though she would prefer He ask her to just edit a video next time).

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