Superstar Mom Jada Pinkett Smith Starts a Revolution by Baring Her Body & Soul for ESSENCE's July Issue

Aims to Empower Black Women and Girls to Rejoice in Their Bodies and Celebrate Their Skin

'When I walked out there and disrobed, I felt like a queen. I felt like the world was mine. Like there was this power just emanating from my person. Like there was nothing I couldn't do...'— Jada Pinkett Smith, ESSENCE

Jun 07, 2010, 14:41 ET from ESSENCE magazine

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-talented actress and superstar mom Jada Pinkett Smith is starting a revolution.  She bares it all for the July cover of ESSENCE magazine, and makes a bold statement to empower Black women and girls. Jada shares the motivation behind her shoot, and explains why she approached ESSENCE with the idea.  For her, posing nude is not about Hollywood vanity, but about the desire to teach her young daughter about positive body image.  By celebrating our bodies and our skin tone, Jada preaches the power of femininity and the freedom of self-acceptance.





The July issue of ESSENCE magazine hits newsstands on June 11.


Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) is the number one media and communications company dedicated to African-American women.  With a multi-platform presence in publishing, live events, and online, the Essence brand is "Where Black Women Come First".  The company's flagship publication, ESSENCE magazine, is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women; generating brand extensions such as the Essence Music Festival, ESSENCE Black Women in  Hollywood, Window on Our Women (WOW I & II) and Smart Beauty I, II & III consumer insights, the Essence Book Club,, and ventures in digital media (mobile, television and VOD). For 40 years, ESSENCE, which has a brand reach of over 8 million, has been the leading source of cutting-edge information relating to every area of African-American women's lives. Additional information about ECI and ESSENCE is available at