About Us

My ministry and my business are one of the same. 

30% of all proceeds help victims heal from the trauma of abuse. 

Shop now: https://www.yearofyushima.net 

To learn about my ministry and my book visit http://www.yearofyushima.com.

Every Item is Inspired from My Book

"Every statement piece (t-shirt, mug, hoodie, notebook, etc) on YearofYushima.net is inspired by book, Picking Up the Pieces to 100 Broken Promises. We aim to inspire, motivate and empower through every event we host, the events that we attend and through every piece of clothing we create. When I created this collection, I wanted to tell my story from childhood to now and everything in between. If you look at each item and its corresponding chapter, you will be engulfed in my journey, consisting of my struggle, my pain, my growth and my healing. Each item is a reflection of an experience, a title of a chapter or a quote from my book, in chronological order. Each piece means something dear to me, but it doesn't just tell my story, it tells your story as well. Explore the collection and find the pieces that resonate with you, or bless someone else and make their day. May you find the peace, hope and healing that you deserve." Yushima Cherry Burks

What does Yushima mean? 

The definition of Yushima is Japan is Cherry Blossom, which symbolizes a new beginning, spring time and change. We are always evolving, changing and growing. Yushima also means respect and honor in my ancestors native tongue, and this is the year of respect and honor.

A Word from My Publisher

"In her book, Picking up the Pieces to 100 Broken Promises, Yushima lays herself bare, sharing some of her lived experiences and showing how they have shaped her life to date. Since the release of her book in 2020, Yushima has continued to excel in meeting her life’s goals. She has recently started her brand, Year of Yushima, which not only offers empowering wearable statement pieces, but also donates proceeds from sales towards helping others heal from trauma.

On her YouTube channel and through her social media posts, you can enjoy her bubbly, sometimes goofy personality. Luckily, you will also get to see that Yushima is all business, putting in the work and effort to promote healing." Tamarind Hill Publishing

Yushima Cherry Burks Bio

Yushima Cherry Burks moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2009 and now resides in Alabama with her family. Yushima began writing at age five, a skill cultivated by her father. She has always enjoyed writing, research and motivating others. Yushima has a Masters of Social Work, a Bachelors in Psychology, and an Associates in Business Administration. While her education is important, her life experience is what really helped to mold her into the person she is today.

She is an author, therapist, advocate and CEO. She is an internationally known published author of, “Picking Up the Pieces to 100 Broken Promises” and the “Companion Workbook to Picking Up the Pieces to 100 Broken Promises.” Her brand YearofYushima, offers empowering wearable statement pieces, and also donates proceeds from sales towards helping others heal from trauma. 

With over a decade of experience working with families and survivors of abuse and other trauma, her nationally recognised program “JUST US” was the main program for the YWCA for seven years. Yushima’s passion is helping survivors heal from the trauma of abuse and empowering others to understand their potential and worth.

Yushima is known for her bubbly and sometimes goofy personality, but when it comes to advocating against injustice, abuse and neglect she is all business. She is a mama bear and a loving wife. She laughs loud and fights hard for what she believes in. She has a personal relationship with God that motivates her to continue moving forward, even when things get difficult. She is learning how to enjoy life again while overcoming adversity. Yushima Cherry Burks is a force to be reckoned with.

 

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