Willow Smith is appears on the debut issue of Girlgaze zine, an online creative project curated by writer Amanda de Cadenet, director Sam Taylor-Johnson, photographers Inez and Vinoodh and photojournalist Lynsey Addario designed to highlight art from female perspectives.
On growing up famous, she told the zine: “Growing up and trying to figure out your life… while people feel like they have some sort of entitlement to know what’s going on, is absolutely, excruciatingly terrible— and the only way to get over it, is to go into it. You can’t change your face. You can’t change your parents. You can’t change any of those things. So I feel like most kids like me end up going down a spiral of depression, and the world is sitting there looking at them through their phones; laughing and making jokes and making memes at the crippling effect that this lifestyle has on the psyche. When you’re born into it, there are two choices that you have; I’m either going to try to go into it completely and help from the inside, or… no one is going to know where I am… and I’m really going to take myself completely out of the eye of society. There’s really no in-between.”
She also told the zine she believes her generation is "definitely" the most anxious, owing in part to technology.
She's promoting her 2nd album, The 1st
, which she wrote & produced herself
The full interview is on Girlgaze's website( Collapse )