About TJ

 

Tajuana TJ Butler-Jackson has toured to various colleges and universities, conferences, and bookstores and has been interviewed by various radio and television talk show hosts throughout the U.S. Her stops have included the Essence Festival, all four NPHC Sorority Conventions, The National Black Arts Festival, Congressional Black Caucus, and the Black MBA Conference. She has spoken for the American Business Women's Association in Atlanta and the Alpha Kappa Alpha International Regional Conference. She has also spoken or conducted workshops at the University of Maryland-College Park, Columbia University, Clark Atlanta University, Mississippi State and Florida A&M University, to name a few. Mrs. Butler-Jackson and her books have been featured in Essence Magazine, Upscale, Today’s Black Woman, Honey Magazine, NV Business Magazine, Black Issues Book Review, Black Book Review and Publisher’s Weekly.


 

Tajuana has toured to various colleges and universities, conferences, and bookstores and has been interviewed by various radio and television talk show hosts throughout the U.S. Her stops have included the Essence Festival, all four NPHC Sorority Conventions, The National Black Arts Festival, Congressional Black Caucus, and the Black MBA Conference. She has spoken for the American Business Women's Association in Atlanta and the Alpha Kappa Alpha International Regional Conference. She has also spoken or conducted workshops at the University of Maryland-College Park, Columbia University, Clark Atlanta University, Mississippi State and Florida A&M University, to name a few. Mrs. Butler-Jackson and her books have been featured in Essence Magazine, Upscale, Today’s Black Woman, Honey Magazine, NV Business Magazine, Black Issues Book Review, Black Book Review and Publisher’s Weekly.
 

TJ launched Butlertown Productions, an organization that produces via a variety of mediums, in 2005. Butlertown’s projects have included the Tajuana “TJ” Butler Sisterhood Cruise 2005. The cruise departed Miami, Florida and cruised to Nassau, Bahamas August 5-8th; short films, Discovered and Inside Perspective; Hand-me-down Heartache The Musical, which played May and September 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana; the unreleased Hand-me-down Heartache Music CD; and the No More Excuses: Black Men Stand Up! Conference for men and young men, every May with husband, Nationally Renowned Speaker and Author, Robert Jackson.
 

Butler currently resides in Atlanta with her husband and their children Ava Simone, Alyvia Rae and Robert Tye.



 

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I founded Lavelle Publishing in 1997 with the release of my first poetry book, The Desires of A Woman: Poems Celebrating Womanhood. I was 26 years old. I published my second book Sorority Sisters in 1998. Sorority Sisters was picked up by Villard Books, a division of Random House and rereleased in 2000. Over 80,000 copies have been sold. So much has happened in my life since the release of my first books. I am thankful for the twist and turns that has been my journey. My life lessons have made me wiser, more grounded and more secure in who I am. One thing that I have realized is that not only do I love to write, but I like to express my writing through different genres. As you explore my site, you will see what I mean.

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