Jada Pinkett Smith: Adversity, validation, and unchecking boxes

What other people think about you is their own business. Actress, musician, and talk show host Jada Pinkett Smith looks internally for her self-worth.


In this chat with Fearne, Jada explains why it’s so important to take responsibility for how you feel about yourself. They also talk about why we’re sometimes just as afraid to embrace our own light as we are to acknowledge the shadow parts of ourselves. Plus, Jada details the difference between trauma and adversity, and makes it clear the latter is both necessary and transformative.


Jada’s book, Worthy, is out now.


CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank chat about suicidal thoughts, so do take care while listening.

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