Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris are the latest cover stars of Harper’s Bazaar, where they spoke, among other things, on vulnerability, honesty and other things they cover on their Facebook talk show.
It’s more like an extension of our conversations when we’re alone and just how we are with each other naturally.
Obviously we’re in a patriarchal society that looks down on vulnerability and looks down on emotion and looks down on femininity.
The biggest rebellion is coming into your vulnerability and seeing that as a power. Once you get in touch with your emotions, you start to understand things in a whole other way. When you express what you feel needs to change, or what you feel is unfair or wrong, that’s so important, but the real agent of change is when you embody the truth.
People come up and just thank me. [They] say, “I’m trying. I’m working on it,” that kind of stuff. I just try to encourage them.
I felt like the impact that I could have to change the stigma of addiction and the help that I could offer was more important.