Willow Smith and Her Impact on Our Society

Isabella Skaggs, Yearbook Editor

Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, has been in the public eye her whole life. With her dad being an actor, rapper, and film producer; her mother an actress, screenwriter, and producer, Smith has had a lot of experience in the real world since a very young age. 

Willow is a singer, actor, and dancer. Her top hit songs include Whip My Hair, Transparent Soul, and Meet Me at Our Spot.  

Smith has won many awards, including BET YoungStars Award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series of Special). 

 Not only is Smith a talented artist, but she is also a person not afraid of change. 

Smith openly talks about being polyamorous and being the authentic version of yourself.     “You can’t tell a human who they are, the human has to tell you who they are,” Smith said in a UK Glamor Magazine interview.  

Smith opens up a lot when it comes to breaking beauty standards, standing up for the Black Lives Matter movement, and how comparing yourself to others is a pattern that needs to be “unwinded” to truly find yourself. 

“You have to focus on the things that make you better; you can’t focus on the things that tear you down,” Smith said in an Instagram live, expressing how sometimes you must find the light in a dark tunnel. 

With her wise words and optimism, her words have reached many people, whether it be through an interview, a song she wrote, or even through any social media platform.  

Smith voices that she knows other people could be going through similar situations as her, and that is why she speaks on them, giving advice that could potentially help a mass amount of people out through tough times.