jada pinkett smith & willow smith*When it comes to her hair, Willow Smith is one youngster who’s treated like an adult as far as her haters and people in general are concerned.

And interestingly her mother, actress Jada Pinkett Smith hasn’t spoken a peep to defend her child … that is until now.

Jada finally took to her Facebook page to address an issue that seems to have bothered her for months.

She wrote:

A letter to a friend…

This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete.

The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.


More to come. Another day.


OK, there you have it. Even if it’s a little late in coming, at least Willow knows the public officially knows her parents have her back. It will be interesting to see how this all works out.