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The ‘Red Table Talk’ Women & Creators Discuss Oprah, Being Vulnerable & The Success Of The Show

Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris continue to bring all the feels with their new digital cover story for Harper’s Bazaar. The three generations of women discuss the purpose behind their hit Facebook show Red Table Talk and they give gorgeous lewks in the process.


Along with their beautiful fashion spread, the three women give a lot of insight on why they think they’ve resonated with people on their show.

Willow attributed it vulnerability:

“Obviously we’re in a patriarchal society that looks down on vulnerability and looks down on emotion and looks down on femininity,” Willow said. “The biggest rebellion is coming into your vulnerability and seeing that as a power. Once you get in touch with your emotions, you start to understand things in a whole other way. When you express what you feel needs to change, or what you feel is unfair or wrong, that’s so important, but the real agent of change is when you embody the truth.”

Even Red Table Talk‘s executive producer Ellen Rakieten, who worked on the Oprah Winfrey Show for 23 years,said Red Table gave her a special reminder of her former boss.

“Since my time with Oprah, many, many people have come to me saying, ‘I want to be the next Oprah.’ Well, that’s not going to happen,” Rakieten said, believing she never felt it with anyone else. “When I left my first interaction with Jada, I was like, ‘Oh, oh.’ I had that feeling.”


You can check out more shared moments and beautiful photos over at Harper’s Bazaar!



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