Ayesha Curry received a lot of backlash and ended up getting clowned on social media for a comment she made on Jada Pinkett’s Red Table Talk, and now she’s finally responded to the “hoopla” in a post via Instagram.
During the chat, Ayesha talked about how women throw themselves at her husband, NBA superstar Steph Curry, and said that the fact that she doesn’t get attention from other men has led to her feeling insecure about her womanhood.
“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. “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?'”
Mrs. Curry added: “I don’t want it, but it’d be nice to know that, like, someone’s lookin’.”
Curry was dragged on Twitter for her comments, with many sharing memes and making jokes about her insecurities.
Ayesha Curry when men respect the fact that she happily married with 3 children pic.twitter.com/RMha9L9FTn
— ???? ? (@1treyspencer) May 7, 2019
Ayesha really mad dudes are respectful of her relationship ?? pic.twitter.com/nksyNg0IH1
— Jon' Rule (@JonathansRoom) May 7, 2019
But Ayesha isn’t letting that stop her from opening up about her feelings so that it helps the next woman going through a similar issue.
Alongside a photo of her symbolically throwing something away in trash can labeled “Does Not Spark Joy,” Ayesha wrote via Instagram:
“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 [sic] 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)”