Everyone has a story, and Jada Pinkett-Smith is detailing her story in a soon-to-be-released memoir.
Drama Drama Everywhere
Jada Pinkett-Smith is pure gold when it comes to the media. The drama surrounding Pinkett-Smith and her family has provided enough content to keep tongues wagging for years. But, predicated on the events of the last few years, one thing has become clear, she and Will do not merely make the news; they own it. So, in Smith fashion today, Jada holds the spotlight with an exciting new development.
Jada, the Industry Darling
When it comes to the entertainment world, Jada is right at home. Pinkett-Smith has been in the industry for three unbelievable decades. And within those decades, she has worked her magic, building a name for herself project by project. This was eventually underscored by the megastar’s 2019 MTV Trailblazer accomplishment.
However, such is not unexpected. Performing arts courses through her veins. Before Jada ever stepped foot on a sound stage, she attended the Baltimore School for the Arts with a major in dance and choreography. It was there that she would not only nourish her talent but build an abiding friendship with the late Tupac Shakur.
Her Gift Makes Room for Her
Jada’s formal studies were short-lived, as she left college to pursue a career as an actress. Jada got her first break in 1991 on the collegiate drama “Different World.” And a mere two years after, she was introduced to the world through film in “Menace II Society.”
The rest, as the world knows it, is history. As an actress, Pinkett-Smith has since accumulated 49 credits under her name. And she has gone on to prove her depth of talent through writing, directing, and producing. But it was in 2018 that the mega-talent entered an entirely different space introducing the heart-to-heart series “Red Table Talk.”
Owning the Conversation
Jada aimed to shape the narrative with her new show, revealing herself to the world as she most saw fit. However, despite her transparency, it did not squelch rumors or quiet chatter. She and her family remained the topic of conversation. It didn’t matter if the news was mired in gossip; people talked about her parenting, relationship with Will, friendship with Tupac, and her medical condition. However, Jada seemed to deal with the pressures with a fair amount of grace.
Oscar Gate 2022
Things came to a head at the 2022 Oscars. Will Smith set the media ablaze with his intense reaction to an impromptu Joke with Jada as the subject. Although Will and Chris Rock were in the vortex of the media flurry, the spotlight quickly swung back in her direction. Once again, Pinkett-Smith cloaked herself with the utmost grace and maturation as she addressed the issue on her platform.
With Jada, Vulnerability Is Her Name
While Jada certainly owes no one further access to her life, she continues to choose the path of vulnerability. And according to October 6 press releases, Pinkett-Smith will now share more intimate details of her life through a memoir which, as Carrie Thorton, Editorial Director, notes,
“is Jada giving the world her truth, taking readers on a journey from lost girl to woman warrior.”
More on the Memoir
Yahoo notes that the memoir will open the public to details she has never exposed. The book will dive into her friendship with Tupac. And it will also explore topics dear to her, such as her upbringing and motherhood. But this book is beyond the typical memoir. It is soul work. According to People,
“At the heart of this powerful book are two unexpected love stories, one, Jada’s complicated marriage to Will Smith, and the other the one with herself.”
Early critics define the memoir as a “no holds barred” account.
So, for fans who can’t get enough of Jada Pinkett-Smith or are interested in the reflective soul journey of an enterprising and successful woman, the book will drop in 2023.
Written by: Renae Richardson