Putting pen to paper and writing about her past traumas, trials and tribulations proved to be soothing for Gabrielle Union.
“Writing my book, ‘We’re Going to Need More Wine,’ was therapeutic,” the actress told Good Housekeeping. “Whether I was talking about sexual assault, failed marriages or finding joy in being my authentic self.”
The deeply personal memoir was released in October 2017 and landed on the New York Times Bestseller list.
“Acknowledging you’re in pain is the first step, and then seeking help,” she explained. “The online community is full of people going through the exact same thing you are.”
In November 2017, Union brought a crowd to tears while talking about being raped at gunpoint as a teenager.
According to Page Six, Her rousing speech happened at Investigation Discovery president Henry Schleiff’s Inspire a Difference awards ceremony. “She stressed we need to teach our kids — boys and girls — about good touch and bad touch when it comes to interacting with adults,” an onlooker shared.