Gabrielle Union: "There's that voice in my head that's like, 'You're A Joke, You're a f**king loser, and in a minute people will figure it out.."
In the latest issue of Complex magazine, Gabrielle Union gets transparent about her life and writing a memoir. Gabrielle's been in the game for over two decades and never wanted to tell her story because she didn't think people cared about what she had to say.
“There’s that voice in my head that’s like, 'You’re a joke, you’re a fucking loser, and in a minute people will figure that out so don’t try to do too much cause you’re just gonna put a bigger bullseye on your back.' So with the book thing I just never felt worthy of the words or the effort.”
After thinking about how her life story could help someone else she has finally decided to use her voice and tell it because “you realize that you’re a fucking asshole if you don’t tell the story, because you know that you’re offering somebody a safe place to land and you’re not, for whatever reason. So I started doing the work to help myself feel like I was worthy and I had value, and the more work I did on myself the more I was like, ‘OK, I wanna tell this story too.’”
In her upcoming book, Union will share a collection of her experiences from her childhood to her first marriage. Be prepared for the debut of her book, We’re Going to Need More Wine on Oct 17.