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Episode 03-21: Publicity, Privacy & Polyamory

On this week’s episode, Jhen is talking to Gabrielle Smith about her infamous Red Table Talk appearance, how she keeps her relationships private in this very public social media world and how we navigate the differences between privacy and secrecy.

Wanna know more about our guest on this episode?

Gabrielle Smith is a Brooklyn-based writer and digital content creator. In her work she looks at sex, mental health and non-monogamy from an intersectional lens. She has appeared on shows like Red Table Talk and Staying in with Josh Fox, and has written in publications like Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and Teen Vogue.

Where to find Gabrielle Smith:

Tidbits from the Episode

  • Gabrielle is related to a person named Will Smith but not THE Will Smith
  • The time between being contacted for Red Table Talk (RTT) and flying out to LA was under 2 weeks! The episode aired about a month after that
  • Apparently Gammy & Jada are tiny!
  • Gabrielle is still with Alex, the partner she appeared on RTT with
  • They did discuss race during the interview but it did not make it into the episode
  • Gabrielle faced a lot of backlash on social media after her appearance on RTT and she and her partner put measures in place to protect themselves as much as they could prior to the episode airing
  • Gabrielle is actually very introverted while her partner, Alex, is the extrovert
  • We talk a bit about parasocial relationships and how people can feel they know you deeply based on your online presence
  • Are you performing your relationships for social media or are you living your most authentic lives?

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– Jhen