Let’s have more of these families, please… Nico Lang…

Let’s have more of these families, please…

Nico Lang at Huff-Po applauds Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith for publicly defending their decision to “let” their daughter Willow to do whatever-the-eff-she-wants with her own hair (because it’s her own body).

Cool mom Jada Pinkett Smith recently released the following statement, in response to critics who question why she would “let” her daughter make her own hairstyle choices:

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.  

In his post, Nico Lang brings up the Parade Magazine interview (back in May) when cool dad Will Smith said:
We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world.

EP51: The Vegan Celebrity Showdown with Laura Yaz & Sarah Brown from Queer Vegan Food!

So when this whole Ellen DeGeneres/Backyard Eggs situation broke, pretty much every vegan everywhere was gabbing about it.  For good reason, too – it’s kind of a hot debate.  When I realized how it blew up, naturally I wanted to discuss it on Red Radio.  After reading a handful of blogs on the subject, I was particularly taken by Sarah E. Brown’s discussion.  Suffice to say I was pumped when she agreed to join me and Laura Yaz on the show as an extention of our regular segment, The V-Hollywood Report.  

Epic win.  

Erin Red welcomes entertainment correspondent Laura Yaz back in Red Radio Episode Fifty One for a very special edition of The V-Hollywood Report!  After cracking wise over the latest in vegan celebrity gossip (and there’s a ton of it; thanks, celebrities!), Red and Laura invites special reporter Sarah E. Brown from Queer Vegan Food to the show to cover the recent controversy surrounding Ellen DeGeneres and ‘happy eggs’ once and for all.  Plus, Red Raves about her favorite place to write in NYC, and offers the latest in vegan news in The Vegan Scoop!  EGG-cellent! Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting erinred.com and clicking the DONATE button, and subscribe to Red Radio on iTunes today!  If you love what you hear, leave a glowing review, or drop Erin Red a line at erinredradio@gmail.com.  You can also read her blog at erinred.tumblr.com, and find her on Facebook and Twitter @erinred.

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Stay tuned for EP50 and EP51 Show Notes!

xo Erin Red