Tynia Johnson-Anderson

Ty Johnson-Anderson is the creator of The Invisible Sorority, a community of intimate partner sexual assault victims ushering one another into healing and thriving post-assault. Ty launched the movement, I Am Not Invisible, in an effort to humanize the victimless statistics. Once a young adult spiraling out of control, she has managed to emotionally liberate herself from her dark past and move forward to manifest her future. She lives in Edgewood, Maryland with her wonderful husband and beautiful little girl. Visit her at www.theinvisiblesorority.com


1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a 31 year old cyber security analyst and am married to a SGT in the United States Active Maryland State Guard.  We have one daughter, in which we call our deployment baby which means she was conceived right after my deployment to Iraq.  My total mission is to give aide and support to survivors of all circumstances including sexual assault.  I wish to teach women to THRIVE instead of just being.

2. Describe your book The Invisible Sorority: Surviving being a Survivor of Intimate Partner Sexual Assault in 30 words or less. 
It's a story of what I endured in regards to sexual abuse and how I changed it around.  It's like talking to your best friend.  You'll cry for me and yourself but you'll be smiling by the end.

3. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Putting it out to the public and opening myself up to criticism.  My life is in the book, it isn’t fiction, it’s all me. Bare to the world. That’s totally scary, but it’s a story that needs to be told and if it helps one person than it is totally worth it.

4. What books have had the greatest influence on you?
I don’t really have a favorite, but some of my first books were of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou poems.  I am a poet at heart.

5. Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?
I'm still trying to tame the marketing beast.  Visibility is key.

6. How do you spend your time when you are not writing?
I enjoy spending time with my family. I like to craft and throw soiree's for my little one. My family is my world.

7. What are you working on next?
I carry a book around I call my “Wild A$$ Ideas” book that is full of book titles and synopsis’. There will definitely be follow on books, however I'm unsure what.

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