Jill Scott and son Jett covers Ebony Magazine’s 2013 issue. Jill Scott addresses the topic of how Black Men can save America, growing up in poverty and violence, while living in single parent house holds.
Jill Scott also openly discusses and provides insight on being a single mother and explains how raising a boy into a man is only a job a man can fulfill. Jill Scott honestly answers each question holding nothing back and showing her true feelings.
How can we not love Jill juice heads?
Attached is an excerpt from the interview:
On being a single-mom:
That I-can-do-it-by-myself mentality is a lie. I’m sorry if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but you cannot do it all by yourself. You need a village: some aunties, grandmoms, friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and would be a fool to think I could.”
On raising a young man:
It’s challenging being a single mom…No matter what I do, I’ll never be a man. Ever. I can show Jett how to be a thinker, how to enjoy music or how to feel, and to conquer. But I cannot show him how to be a man.”
Motherhood is getting your hands and your feet in the soil…When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, ‘Mommy you’re so pretty’ or smells me, it’s so wonderful.”
On being sexy:
The way I see things, I think that’s sexy. The way I think and the way I pray, I believe, are very sexy. I’ve never been the girl with too few clothes on. My mother told me… ‘It’s what you don’t do that makes you sexy more so than what you do.’…”