We Forgot About Jada

Keisha Ravenell | 29 March, 2022

            We Forgot About Jada

If you haven't heard about the Will Smith-Chris Rock ordeal by now it's safe to say you've been living under a rock or off the grid lol. I honestly think even those people heard about.

I am not here to argue a point about who's right and who's wrong when it comes to Will Smith and Chris Rock. Quite frankly I'm tired of talking about it. This has been the most mentally draining issue that I've experienced in a while...and it's not even my issue (lmao).

However, I do think we forgot about Jada in the midst of the battle of who was right and who was wrong. Jada's medical condition, Alopecia (a medical condition that causes hair loss), caused her to shave her head. 

As a black woman, I know me and my fellow black women don't play about our hair (PERIOD). I can only imagine what she goes through mentally and emotionally having to deal with Alopecia. I'm wondering if she questions her beauty at times, if she questions her femininity, and how hard it must've been for her to be humiliated in front of the world about a condition she has no control over (joking or not). 

We all have insecurities and things that we deal with that we would rather not be pointed out. Yes, I know I have a big a$$ hormonal pimple on my face, that don't mean I need you pointing it out. Thank you *rolls eyes*.

So in all this, let's not forget about Jada. A woman dealing with a medical condition that directly affects her physical appearance, which is more than likely causing insecurities. This also makes me wonder if Will has to work overtime to uplift her daily.

So no matter what you think about the Smith's marriage or who was right between Will and Chris, I want you to take a moment to think about Jada as a black woman. Not as a celebrity, not as a mogul, but just as a black woman dealing with the same type of insecurities, emotions, and hair struggles as the rest of us. 

I want us to lift up our sisters. Love our sisters. Have compassion for our sisters. Remember our sisters. And remind our sisters that they are enough!

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