Jada Pinkett Smith And Willow Smith Are Back With The ‘Red Table Talk’

What an insightful first episode!

The third season of the Red Table Talk opened with a deeply insightful and empowering episode. Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and her mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris indulged in a candid chat with their first guest of the season, Brené Brown.

Brené Brown is a bestselling author and a frequent TED talk speaker. The four ladies bore their soul as they talked about vulnerability, shame, guilt, fear and self-doubt.

“I knew early on in my work that vulnerability was the workplace of courage,” Brown said. “I knew that courage didn’t exist without it.”

Jada Pinkett Smith went on to share that the most vulnerable she had ever been was during the last Red Table Talk. That was when she came clean to her husband, Will Smith, about her affair with singer August Alsina.

“It was so much courage,” Adrienne “Gammy” said. Willow too shared how proud she was of Jada for it.

Jada Pinkett, Willow Smith and Gammy talk shame, guilt and codependency on RTT

Further on in the chat, Brené Brown gave insights on the difference between “shame” and “guilt”. “Why do people like shaming other people so much?” Jada Smith asked at this point.

“Cause it feels great,” the renowned researcher began. “When we’re in pain, it is a very lethal weapon for discharging our own pain and suffering.”

The women then got down to talking about self-doubt and helping oneself. “So you’re saying every choice that you make in taking care of yourself slowly builds that internal self-trust,” said Jada. “That makes all the sense in the world.”

“But let me ask this though, is there ever a time where there is too much of that?” Gammy asked looking at Jada. “Because sometimes I think that you take on so much.”

To this, 49-year-old actress responded, “I think that’s part of my codependency as well because I don’t want to burden anybody. You know, I want to help everybody, but I damn sure don’t want anybody to feel like they got to help me.”

Shedding light on the matter, Brown added how humans are “wired” for interdependence. “We need each other. We’re not meant to do it alone.”

“If you can’t receive help with an open heart, you’re never really giving it with an open heart,” said Brown. “Receiving help takes a lot more vulnerability.”

The premiere episode has fans pumped for the season

Red Table Talk‘s first episode was a total eye-opener and has left fans wanting for more. In the upcoming episodes, celebrities like Jessica AlbaAshley Graham and Amber Rose will make an appearance on the show.

Red Table Talk is available on Facebook Watch. It features Jada Smith, her daughter Willow and her mum as they discuss different issues from the perspective of three different generations.

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