Jazmine Sullivan Opens Up About Finding Joy After Abuse

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A trip to Pier 1 Imports triggered sad memories and inspired Jazmine Sullivan to share her story of joy after abuse. 

With a chart-topping album, awe-worthy performances and endorsements from music giants like Stevie Wonder and Kim Burrell, it's clear that Jazmine Sullivan has had her fair share of ups this year alone.

The star revealed in an Instagram post that things weren't always good. A trip to Pier 1 Imports triggered memories of a time that she found solace in the store saying she would go there to get away from her abusive boyfriend, walking around for hours. 

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"I would cry in here. The workers never bothered me. I guess they could tell a sad girl when they saw her," wrote Sullivan in the post. 

The star also took a moment to give thanks for how far she's come. "But today I was joyful, laughing and feeling love from my bestfraan. So I'd like to take the time to thank God for who and where I am today."

See her post below: 

I have an interesting story abt pier1. The last time I was in this store was during my abusive relationship w my ex 3-4 years ago. I used to come and walk around this store for hours just to get away from him and the house. I would cry in here. The workers never bothered me. I guess they could tell a sad girl when they saw her. But today I was joyful, laughing and feeling love from my bestfraan. So I'd like to take the time to thank God for who and where I am today. Walking around this store w this happy attitude today may be small to anyone else, but I know from where God brought me. So I just wanted to share. Take a minute and thank God that ur not where u used to be!!!

A photo posted by Jazmine Sullivan (@jsullivanmusic) on Aug 21, 2015 at 6:18pm PDT

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