“To do what you love can sometimes be stressful.” ~ Toni Braxton, Singer/Songwriter, Ambassador for Lupus & Artism

Summary: Toni Braxton is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist. Rising to fame in the early 1990s, Braxton quickly established herself as an R&B icon and became one of the best-selling female artists of the 1990s decade, and being recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of her generation. Throughout her career, Braxton has sold over 67 million records, including 41 million albums, worldwide.[citation needed] She has won seven Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards and several other awards. Toni later became a spokeswoman for Autism Speaks, and the American Heart Association. Braxton was included as part of the “We Are the World 25 for Haiti” remake of the 1985 hit “We Are the World” to help benefit the people of Haiti following the January 12, 2010 magnitude 7.0 MW earthquake in Haiti.

Nationality: African-American

Industry: Entertainment & Activism

Q: What would you say is the toughest part of living with Lupus? huffingtonpost.com

A: Some days I can’t balance it all. I just have to lay in bed. Pretty much when you have lupus you feel like you have the flu every day. But some days you get through it. But for me, if I’m not feeling well, I tend to tell my kids, “Oh mommy’s just going to relax in bed today.” I kind of take it easy.

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