My name is Tanisha Bankston. I am a new self-published author of "My Pain is My Power." I am a mother of 3 children. I am a survivor of rape, family incest, childhood sexual abuse, trauma, and domestic violence. I lived 27 years in silence. I broke silence July 3, 2020 when I was given the opportunity to speak and share my story on a radio talk show called NAASCA which stands for National Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Once breaking silence and finding my inner voice, I knew I couldn't stop speaking and sharing my story. I began to continue to speak and share my story on a lot of different radio talk shows, podcast, zoom, and Facebook lives. I wrote and self-published my first book called "My Pain is My Power" on Amazon. I wrote my book about the trauma that I endured as a child. The purpose of writing my book was to not only share my story but to help others through using my voice break their silence and come forward and share their story. My mission is to empower women and children.