Good evening everyone! Tonight it is with great pleasure that Shaystar.com presents to you aspiring gospel artist Carlinda McLean. At a young age McLean always knew that she wanted to be a singer. Better yet, Carlinda wanted to be a star! However, her outlook changed as she began to go through many obstacles in life. She stated that she no longer wanted to be a star but wanted to minister to people like herself.
Carlinda admits to suffering through lots of physical, mental, and emotional abuse throughout her life that birthed a great amount of pain, heartache and shame. There were even times in her life when she had lost all hope. Carlinda went through periods of feeling alone, worthless, unloved, and there was a time where she no longer felt that she could face life. In those moments McLean turned to alcohol, pills, and food as drugs of choice to ease the pain only to see that this led to deeper depression. She attempted suicide several times, confessing that it got to a point in her life where she literally lost her mind and thought death was her only option to have peace. Despite that, she said,
This is the Ministry of Carlinda! We look forward to keeping up with her and all of the good works she will do through her music! Continue letting Him use you to teach and touch those who need it the most! Stay tuned to Shaystar.com for more on her in the future. You can also click on any of her pictures to be directed to her website and use the links below to follow McLean on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!
By: Mira Kelley
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