Dark Chains by LaTasha "Tacha B." Braxton
5 Stars: Breaking the Chains of Bondage
Exploring the concept of being born into bondage, not in the sense of slavery although the legacy of slavery is ingrained in Black people or Black America, the bondage is coming into this world to exist under a household of dysfunctionality, and the cycle of abuse. There's a conspiracy of silence for survivors of child abuse especially in the Black community, the root causes of some of our downfalls are often blamed on systematic racism. While everyday racism hinders us at times, the harsh circumstance in our childhood does shape our foundation crushing us early. If this isn't your experience, great I am generalizing on purpose perhaps to have a dialogue, maybe to say that there is this book I read that made think of my travels where am I spirituality, "Dark Chains" by LaTasha "Tacha B." Braxton is a book of astounding abuse, demonstrating the human will to keep going seeking to break the cycle.
I am not a fan of putting trigger warnings in reviews the above paragraph is enough for you to make that determination, know that if your life was series of abuse, adult mistakes that as a child you ended up paying for, LaTasha wants you to know that you are not alone. Journey with her and see how she rose above, even if we fall short or dwell in the cycle of our parents or our community with enough self-reflection and honesty that one day we can control our destiny as much as one can manage. I recommend a break or two when you are reading "Dark Chains," to grasp LaTasha's writings fully and not to overload yourself with some of the themes, but the completion of reading will be rewarding, self-help hidden in an autobiography.
"Dark Chains" is deserving of more exposure it's a book that I will share with some of my friends, LaTasha "Tacha B." Braxton is a good writer, down to earth writing, the best way to convey that we can break the chains of bondage.