You probably remember the incident when Jada Pinkett Smith talked about living with her autoimmune disease. The American actress came openly on her Instagram showing one of her bare scalp patches to fans. However, shortly after that, the whole world got to know that she has alopecia as her husband got involved in the matter. We cannot forget the moment at the 2022 Oscars when Will Smith stormed the stage and slapped Chris Rock. The Man in Black star couldn’t tolerate the joke that mocked his wife who was already battling with her loss. And months later, Pinkett Smith opens up about Alopecia once again.
Reflecting on the Oscar 2022 moments that made her a center of attraction, the Girls Trip star recently opened up about her medical condition.
Jada Pinkett Smith spoke about finding beauty in alopecia
Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with The Guardian to promote her upcoming Netflix docuseries African Queens: Njinga. During the conversation, she talked about tackling alopecia which became a part of the global scandal last year.
“I learned a lot about detachment. And I learned a deeper beauty within myself, being able to let my hair go,” explained the 51-year-old during The Guardian interview. The actress who is always outspoken about her condition stated she has learned a lot from this journey.
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Moreover, she added that the diagnosis has taught her some scary and important lessons about beauty. According to her, Black women often associate their beauty with hair and after losing it she struggled. But she did discover her beauty by stepping out of the aesthetics created around hair only.
While her self-love flourishes, so does her career, as Pinkett-Smith’s upcoming Netflix project that touches upon an interesting topic is set to release this week.
What do we know about African Queens: Njinga?
Narrated and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, African Queens: Njinga follows the story of a fierce 17th century ruler in Ndongo and Matamba. This show is a surprise entry into the world of powerful women from African culture as this queen rose towards glory amid several family betrayal and political rivalries.
The drama is produced by Will Smith, among others for specific episodes, as per IMDb. The debut season of African Queens is set for a worldwide release on the streaming giant on February 15, 2023.
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