Jada Pinkett Smith recently launched her online talk show “Red Table Talk,” with her mom, Adrienne, and daughter, Willow, serving as co-host. From body image, hair, mending broken relationships and performing self-assessments Red Table Talk leaves no unchartered territory.
Pinkett Smith has embarked on a journey that includes millions of followers taking a seat at the table. It’s no secret that seeking therapy isn’t something easily decided upon especially in the African-American community. Although Pinkett Smith isn’t a therapist, her complex, yet simple table talks embrace subjects that every woman in some form or fashion can relate.
Sharing her hair loss journey, her struggles with womanhood and friendships prove to women across the world that money doesn’t solve all problems. Admission of guilt of being a petty grudge-holder hit home for quite a few people and undoubtedly caused a change-of-heart for some viewers.
Social Media Wins
When Pinkett Smith decided to launch her show, she did it where the social interaction is fierce, on social media. Immediately after the first episode on Facebook, where the show airs, social media was ablaze with talks about the candid show. Within days media outlets were reporting about Red Table Talk the social media hosted show with millions of viewers.
With all of her connections and experience hosting the show on social media is another attribute to her dedication to women to help them recognize and overcome obstacles. The intimate details of her personal life are being exposed and helping others to heal, with one click of a button.
Reality Gets Real
With the popularity of reality television where viewers tune in to see if celebrities have the same problems they do, Red Table Talk offers something much different. Instead of focusing on the issues often highlighted with conflict on television, Red Table Talk addresses problems faced by many and offers simple logical solutions. Recently on an episode, Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union squashed their beef after ten years of not speaking, and neither of them could remember why.
At the Red Table
Grabbing a seat at the Red Table is like a group therapy session. Have a problem with someone, apologize, talk it out and keep it moving. Who knew the complexities of life could be solved so easily? Thanks, Jada for sharing with the world at a time when tensions are high, and resolutions are needed.