Ayesha Curry is standing by her statements on Red Table Talk.
The television host, cookbook author, and mother of three was trending on social media earlier this week after she expressed her insecurities with her husband having “women throwing themselves” at the NBA champion while she gets “zero male attention.”
Her comments caused many to publicly shame her for owning up to her feelings of inadequacy, but Curry said she had no problem expressing herself.
“I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human,” wrote Curry in a caption on Instagram. “It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out.”
Curry also opted to turn the criticism surrounding her honesty into an opportunity for social media to have a more meaningful conversation.
“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,” she added.
The CoverGirl also expressed her hopes that her vulnerability will comfort other women who may be struggling with the similar insecurities.
“If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a [30-year-old] mama of three 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,” she said.
Curry also advised her detractors “to watch the actual” episode on Facebook’s Red Table Talk “and not the headlines and rumor circulating on social media.
“There is so much more depth to the talk, and our family is grateful to [Jada Pinkett Smith] for giving us the opportunity to bond together,” she wrote. “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.”