We see her weekly kicking butt and taking names, the infamous Cookie. In her third season of Empire Taraji P. Henson is demonstrating the complexities of running an Empire and a family. Taraji P. Henson, certainly looks like she is a women in control and she is…now. As October is Domestic Violence Month, Taraji P. Henson opens up in her book Around the Way Girl about a time in her life where she experienced abuse from her late ex-boyfriend and father of her son. Henson also shares her journey to become who she is today in her memoir. Around the Way Girl is scheduled to be released Oct, 11 2016.