Taraji P. Henson W Magazine

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“God put me through these trials and tribulations and put me center stage for a reason,” the Empire actress tells PEOPLE of chronicling her hardships — like leaving her abusive ex — in her memoir, Around the Way Girl.

“We can all identify with each other’s struggles. Those emotional scars are what make you who you are,” said Taraji P. Henson. Read more.

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