Janet Jackson Opens Up About Struggling With Depression & Finding Happiness In Essence Magazine’s New Edition

Janet Jackson is the cover star for Essence magazine’s  July/August edition dubbed “The Happiness issue” and she opens up about finding her joy through the years.

On happiness

“When it comes to happiness, I’m no expert,” Jackson writes in the feature story. “I have only my life experience as a guide. I’ve known great happiness and great sadness. But I guess the key question is, What do I really know about happiness?”

Janet Jackson July 2018

Janet Jackson July 2018

On previous relationships

“In my forties: Like millions of women in the world, I still heard voices inside my head berating me, voices questioning my value,” Jackson shares. “Happiness was elusive. A reunion with old friends might make me happy. A call from a colleague might make me happy. But because sometimes I saw my failed relationships as my fault, I easily fell into despair.”

Read the full interview and see more pictures here

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