Jada Pinkett Smith is a wonderful woman, who supports some great causes.
Recently she's begun to speak up for rape victims, after revealing that her niece narrowly escaped being assaulted after she was drugged.
"My niece was given a date rape drug that weekend. She's 20 years old – thank God nothing happened because she was with some responsible guys that took care of her. She was safe because she was with a group of friends that realized – she said, 'Oh, my god, I can't feel my…,' and she started losing consciousness.
There is an epidemic going on out here in regards to the treatment of women. We have to figure out how we can empower people in different ways."
That's so awful she was drugged but we're so happy she was with a trustworthy group of responsible people.
Things could've been way worse.
What's even more amazing is how Jada's niece and she collaborated to turn this into a seriously important life lesson for her daughter Willow.
"I had my niece sit down with my daughter and a couple of her friends and tell her about that experience. It's one thing to sit with me as her mother: It's like 'Okay, Mom, yeah, I get that.' But when you have your 20-year-old cousin that comes in, and she's like, 'This is what happened,' and it was somebody you looked up to as well, it's like, 'Oh, man, this is really real.'
I give her the opportunity to be empowered by having herself first, because when you allow a person to be an individual and you allow a person to have power within and have confidence with who they are, she'll never have to look in the eyes of a man and question whether it's a 'yes' or a 'no' – she's going to be very clear."
What a great way to turn a negative into a positive by making it a learning experience.
Jada is such a great momma, she def knows how to raise a good kid!
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