Gabrielle Union is just one of many women who understand where Ayesha Curry was coming from.
The wife of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has been a topic of discussion since a recent a episode of Red Table Talk where she talked about wanting “male attention” outside of her marriage because Steph gets it from other women.
Gabrielle Union, wife of recently of retired Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, is now coming to her defense, stating how important it is to be able to speak openly about your own experiences.
“She was honest and she told her truth, and no matter what your truth is, there are going to be people who do not like it,” Union told BuzzFeed News.
During that episode of Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Facebook Watch show — Curry revealed to a table of women that included Steph Curry’s mom, Sonya Curry; his sister, Sydel Curry-Lee; and Callie Rivers, Steph’s brother Seth Curry’s fiancé that she feels insecure about the amount of attention she receives from other men.
“Something that really bothers me, and honestly has given me a sense of a little bit of an insecurity, is the fact that yeah, there are all these women, like, throwing themselves [at him], but me, like, the past 10 years, I don’t have any of that,” she said on Red Table Talk. “I have zero — this sounds weird — but, like, male attention, and so then I begin to internalize it, and I’m like, ‘Is something wrong with me?'”
Union stated the Curry’s comments were at the center of many group chats she was in, claiming, “there was not one mother who did not understand what she was talking about.”
As far as the men who thought she shouldn’t have stated this publicily:
“I said, ‘But if she doesn’t share her truth publicly there’s a lot of other people that are out there feeling like they’re alone on an island when really that island is over-crowded,’” Union said.
“I would always rather err on the side of truth and transparency and authenticity and let the chips fall where they may then hold onto my journey when I could be helping other people,” Union said. “So when we put it all in perspective, Ayesha’s talking about her truth and how she feels.”
“When we actually get into, when we share our truth, what the consequences can be … let’s all give it a beat just for one second say, ‘What perspective are they coming from?’ It may not be my life it may not be how I might articulate it, but it’s okay to share,” Union said.
“Real intersectional feminism is embracing all of our intersections that make us who we are as women and that’s okay,” Union added. “You don’t have to agree with it without trashing somebody.”
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