The “Being Mary Jane” star is everything you could possibly think of in the occupation of entertainment, from producer to activist, entrepreneur, and actress she can now add author to that established list. To all the women out there as Union would say it, “We’re Going to Need More Wine” is her upcoming essay collection.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) April 18, 2017
According to the publisher’s website, the said topics are on experiences of “powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman”. Read the synopsis below:
“One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: “It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real.”
“In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her Black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support”
Union’s book is due to be released on October 17, 2017, so get your pretty tinted glasses ready for some juicy surreal cloth talk from your girl.