Taraji P. Henson: Your Mission Must Be Stronger Than Your Fear

The actress and entrepreneur has opened up about her own mental health - and now she's helping others do it, too.
Source: Cara Robbins
Cara Robbins

“When I’m passionate about something, I get like this,” the award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson explains via Zoom from her home in Los Angeles, hands cupped closely around the sides of her stunning face, leaning into the camera, vibrant, fiery red block braids styled atop her head. “I’m laser-­focused until that thing is done.”

With a global pandemic disproportionately affecting Black and Brown people, unemployment devastating many households, and anguish and anger reverberating across the country over police brutality and racial injustice, “that thing” for Henson is now improving mental health in Black communities. 


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