I Support The Empowerment Of Young Women.. And Everyone Really. But Especially Young Women.

Check out this letter written by Jada Pinkett Smith in regards to her daughter Willow. I normally don't follow celebrity stuff but this is such a breath of fresh air, I must share it. :)

"A letter to a friend…

This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete.

The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women,girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be. More to come. Another day.

J"

I wish more parents felt this way.
Some don't realize how fertile their child's minds really are, and the things that will stick with them their whole life. Stifling a child's right to self-expression is damaging indeed.

What a fantastic parent eh? *round of applause!*
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etherbee etherbee
18-21, F
1 Response Nov 28, 2012

Thank you for sharing this! I am uncovering Jada's truth here for myself in my womanhood as it was something disallowed for me in my childhood.