VJ Washington, married to Arthur G. Washington,
Sr. for 43 years, is the mother of Arthur, Jr.,
Erica and Tracy. VJ has 3 grands, Desiree, 19;
Tyrique, 6 and Nevaeh, 4. She was born in Key
West, Florida and raised in Coconut Grove,
Florida. Graduated from Central High School in
Seat Pleasant, Maryland.
VJ always had
a desire to act, but in her latter years, she
put her energy into writing true stories related
to her family and is now a producer of the play
from her 2nd book, "They Rose Above It All"
which was written in June, 2011. She also wrote
her 1st book "So Others Will Know" in 2009. Both
books can be viewed and purchased at any
bookstore and was published by
Her 3rd book, Ty, Through
Grandma's Eyes is being promoted at this time.
The book was published by Trafford Company and
can be purchased in any bookstore, and online at
The play "They Rose Above It All" involves VJ's
then 19 year old daughter who was arrested in
Miami, while on her way to dance Ministry at her
church, then police were profiling young blacks
and as they arrested her for a speeding
ticket, they also added more charges to her
to give her a record. She lost everything from
her job, her car, and she had to drop out of
college where she was studying to become a
lawyer. The play does not tell the whole story,
that is why, VJ produced the sequel in 2013.
encouraged to display this traumatic story which
devasted her family in 2000- 2002, and will
continue to share the story to help others
realize that they too can rise above it
all, and is giving a huge thank you to those of
you who have supported the family along the way.
productions is looking to continue producing the
hit stage play "They Rose Above It All, the
Sequel". We had our first recipient for the
Tracy Washington scholarship fund for the
school term, 2011-2012. Her name was Kya Williams
and she's attending Georgia State University. It is
this writer's desire to continue to give back to
the community with this scholarship.
recipient is Delaney Sinclair Ray. You can
donate to the Scholarship fund, plays or
purchase books at
www.vjwashington.com or by calling
404-509-6485, or contact my gmail @firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also looking for sponsors for
contact us if you would like to contribute to
the scholarship or the play. Thanking you in
advance for your patronage.