Archive for the ‘Music Artists’ Category

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www.comingoutofdark.com launched

May 2, 2010

Hello everyone,

I thought I better post this in case many are still visiting this blog for updates.  Coming Out Of The Dark has moved to its own domain.

http://comingoutofdark.com/

Check it out!

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Janet Jackson & Depression

November 21, 2009

During the two years prior to the release of The Velvet Rope, Janet Jackson struggled with a long-term case of depression. As a result, she frequently took time off during the recording of the album or abruptly left the studio during recording sessions. The Velvet Rope became a concept album about her struggles.

She talks about the Velvet Rope and her battle with depression in this Washington Post article

People Magazine  October 07 – Jackson releases her most introspective album to date, The Velvet Rope, citing depression as a factor in the recording process. “That was a tough album to make for her,” producer Jimmy Jam says to EW. “You feel like the walls are closing in on you, and you can’t escape,” Jackson says to the magazine. “That was happening to me during Velvet Rope, and I just felt like there was no way out.”

Janet Jackson’s powerful performance on the VH1 Fashion Awards in 1998 of “What About” showcased domestic violence

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Janet Jackson ABC Interview

November 20, 2009

“I tend to, I have this thing where I tend to smile when things get a little … painful, that is just my, a protective shield I guess”  – Janet Jackson

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Rihanna 20/20 Interview

November 9, 2009

In an exclusive interview, music superstar Rihanna sits down with Diane Sawyer revealing publicly for the first time what happened last February with singer and ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. The incident resulted in the couple’s seemingly fairytale relationship being shattered and Brown being sentenced to community labor, five years of probation and one year of domestic-violence counseling. During the in-depth interview, Rihanna also talks candidly about growing up in Barbados, her family life, and how she has been doing over the last nine months.

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Whitney Houston “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”

November 8, 2009

Oprah’s 2 day interview with Whitney Houston was very powerful, I was in awe of Whitney’s honesty, bravery and strength. I’d have already heard the album and this song, however, I didn’t get it’s power until she performed it on Oprah after telling all she went through. I’m so happy to see Whitney is back from losing herself and is reclaiming her life. I’m inspired.

Watch the performance on Oprah http://www.oprah.com/media/20090903-tows-whitney-houston-sings

Whitney Houston – I Didn’t Know My Own Strength

Lost touch with my soul
I had no where to turn
I had no where to go
Lost sight of my dream,
Thought it would be the end of me
I thought I’d never make it through
I had no hope to hold on to,
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

Found hope in my heart,
I found the light to life
My way out the dark
Found all that I need
Here inside of me
I thought I’d never find my way
I thought I’d never lift that weight
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

There were so many times I
Wondered how I’d get through the night I
Thought took all I could take

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

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Coming Out Of The Dark

November 8, 2009

Coming Out Of The Dark is a creative work in progress devoted to survivors of a variety of  life’s challenges. Focusing on sharing stories of people living with or who have overcome depression, mental illness, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, addiction and more.  I hope to provide empowering profiles and creative expressions along with resources.