Don't give up in difficult times
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Mandisa, a well known singer on xRhythms with hits such as “What you’re Worth” and “Stronger”, had an eventful start to her music career.
The artist grew up in California, and after moving to Tennessee for University, she became a contestant on American Idol, achieving 9th place and launching her journey.
Since then, she has gone on to release eight albums and has been nominated for several awards, winning a Grammy for her album ‘Overcomer’.
As a regular on the xRhythms playlist, Mandisa uses her voice to raise awareness of the issues important to her, including her experience with depression and relationships.
Through songs such as “What You’re Worth” and “Stronger”, Mandisa urges her audience to carry on in the face of a struggle and not be put down by other people's opinions.
She opens up about her experience with depression and emotional eating.
The singer does not only share her positive messages through her music, in an appearance on Good Morning America, she opens up about her experience with depression and emotional eating following the death of her close friend.
She describes shutting out the rest of her friends and isolating herself, reflecting on how she has now “learned how dangerous that is”.
Explaining how she overcame her depression, she not only credits her relationship with God, but also her friends for stepping in and supporting her through that dark time.
She is also known for openly discussing her thoughts on relationships and being a single woman.
Available on YouTube, her 12-part talk show series “What If We Were Real?” gathers a mixed group of her single and married friends to discuss relationships in an honest and “real” conversation.
Covering topics from healthy communication to maintaining friendships, each episode allows the guests to ask each other questions, share advice and thoughts on each subject.
Mandisa encourages all of us not to give up during difficult times.
Ultimately, through her music, interviews, and her activity online, Mandisa encourages all of us not to give up during difficult times, and to accept the support of those around us.