She urged people to watch the entire episode, not just read the headlines.
There's been much talk surrounding the Currys in the last few days following Ayesha Curry's recent interview on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk. The wife of Golden State Warriors champion point guard Steph Curry discussed an array of topics, but two soundbites made headlines and circulated fiercely throughout social media. The chef and cookbook author opened up about groupies vying for her husband's attention, as well as not receiving any male attention of her own.
“Stephen is very nice by nature and he’s very talkative,” she said. “Everything is always very friendly and sometimes to the point where I’m like, I’m a grown woman so I’ll just insert myself. I’ll be like, ‘Hello. How are you doing?'” On the second topic, Ayesha said, "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. 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?'"
Social media lit up with responses, many of which were negative. Ayesha has been condemned for her remarks, even though neither of her comments were all that controversial. Taking to Instagram to continue to speak her truth, the basketball wife shared an image of herself tossing an item into a large trash bin. She explained it all in a lengthy caption:
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)