Famous Empire actress, Taraji P. Henson, has recently opened up about battling issues relating to mental health and depression. She was honored in Variety magazine’s latest issue dedicated to celebrating the Power of Women.
She was principally being celebrated, not just for being an actress who has impacted lives, but for her work with the Borris Lawrence Henson Foundation. The foundation was set up with the aim of eradicating the stigma which surrounds mental health in the Black Community. She established the foundation in 2018 in memory of her late father.
According to Henson, she said she suffers from bouts of depression and her anxiety levels kick up on a daily basis. She said she hadn’t dealt with anxiety of this sort ever, it was something new and it was quite worrying.
Taraji spoke at length with Variety in an interview about her work with the foundation, pay inequality, and women thriving in the entertainment industry.