It is hard to believe that Marsai Martin was in a dark place a few months ago. The young star, after all, is the youngest person ever to sign a first-look deal in Hollywood. Martin also conceptualized and executively produced the film, Little, which received praise from critics. The Black-ish star received the BET Young Stars Award this past Sunday. Still, Marsai Martin recently told her Instagram fans that she was working through personal challenges when the good things started to unfold.
“Moments from this year, I was in a dark place,” Marsai revealed in a heartfelt social media post a few days ago. “[It was] a place that I didn’t think I was going to get out of,” the young star added. “I thought I wasn’t good enough and I thought I needed to present myself in a way that was ‘perfect’ when I didn’t need to. Putting so much pressure on myself. Fighting with myself. The more I kept how I was feeling hidden, the more this dark emotion got bigger.”
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It was not until Marsai reached the end of trying to suppress her emotions that she was able to reach out for help. Martin turned to God and her family. The result was these two life sources working together to help the Black-ish star accept herself and start living her best life.
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Appreciation post to God: I sometimes see these types of posts as corny but this is how I feel lol. This year has been a roller coaster. This year has been filled with crazy emotions and big blessings that I couldn’t even imagine me having. Moments from this year, I was in a dark place. A place that I didn’t think I was going to get out of. I thought I wasn’t good enough and I thought I needed to present myself in a way that was “perfect” when I didn’t need to. Putting so much pressure on myself. Fighting with myself. This feeling had nothing to do with how child actors think. These were my own personal thoughts. The more I kept how I was feeling hidden, the more this dark emotion got bigger. I finally talked to my parents even tho they already knew how I was feeling. It made me feel better about myself. A sense of relief. I started praying more, talking more, and spending more time with the people I love. Now I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt In a long time. Thank you God for hearing my prayers. Thank you God for blessing me with the greatest family and friends. I encourage everyone to speak their mind to anyone u trust. Even asking a random person “how are you?” Can mean something. Also, be yourself because no one can be like you, other than YOU. Okay I’m done bye♥️ – MM
“Now I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt In a long time,” Marsai told her social media fans. She went on to “encourage everyone to speak their mind to anyone you trust.”
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