By Gary Peterson Mercury News
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) After being trolled after an appearance on Jada Pinkett's Red Table Facebook program Ayesha Curry took to Instagram on Wednesday to fine tune her message.
Reaction to Ayesha Curry's recent appearance on Facebook's Red Table program was so widespread and pointed it prompted reaction from Curry herself.
Which will likely inspire another wave of reaction. It's like the world's most powerful call and response echo chamber.
For those late to the party, the Red Table episode brought together the women in Stephen Curry's world -- his mother, his sister, his sister-in-law-to-be, and of course, his wife. Ayesha Curry talked about her famous splash master husband and how their family navigates through his sometimes suffocating fame.
Example: Ayesha said she and Stephen went shopping for bicycles a few years ago. As passersby asked Stephen for autographs and photos (and he complied, naturally), Ayesha was breastfeeding her daughter Riley in the back seat of their car. Suddenly a woman opened the door. When Ayesha suggested the woman was acting improperly, the woman said, "You know what you signed up for."
What really got the trolls in a tizzy was when Ayesha talked about women who are attracted to men like her husband and how she has to intervene at times because Stephen "never sees it coming."
And then: "The past 10 years, I don't have any of that. I have zero male attention. I begin to internalize it. Is something wrong with me?"
It wasn't a pitiable rant. Curry's demeanor suggested light-hearted irony. The show's host, Jada Pinkett Smith, jumped in, saying, "Men know when your radar is off."
It appears the reaction grated on Curry, because she took to Instagram on Wednesday to fine tune her message.
"This is me throwing a pair of spanx in a Marie Kondo-Esque bin. "Does it spark joy?" I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human. It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out. Seeing as how it's mental health awareness month I really want to take the time to encourage everyone to speak their truth regardless of perception, fitting into a mold or offending someone, because it's YOUR truth. And that's okay! If what I'm not afraid to say out loud about being a 30yr mama of 3 helps another woman like me feel like they're not the alone and not the only one with an insecurity (because we ALL have them, don't play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it. If you get a chance to watch the actual RTT and not the headlines and rumors please do! There is so much more depth to the talk and our family is grateful to @jadapinkettsmith for giving us the opportunity to bond together. As women let's continue to uplift, empower and not suppress and compress our feelings and thoughts, as fleeting as some of them may be . Love to you all! Go FIND YOUR JOY and SPEAK YOUR TRUTH unapologetically. (that's all-Miranda voice)"
A post shared by Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) on May 8, 2019 at 5:19pm PDT
To be continued? That's a slam dunk.