Jill Scott: Biting Her Tongue and Speaking the Truth
Though her father was out of the picture, Jill Scott was doted on as an only child raised by her mother and grandmother. Scott dropped out of Temple University, where she’d worked two jobs to support her studies, but eventually hit her stride as a spoken-word artist. Despite her growing success as a singer, songwriter, and actress, Scott found herself faltering when she became a mother in 2009. She suffered from postpartum depression and broke up with her son’s father soon after the boy’s birth. Scott overcame those challenges and, in an interview with Madame Noire, even offered a parenting tip for Solo Moms: “Don’t talk bad about his dad, [even if] you have to bite your tongue in half.”
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