RHOA’s Porsha Williams is grateful to ‘4 real’ for releasing her new podcast just months after she was arrested during the protests against the BLM movement.
Real Housewives Of Atlanta fans are used to seeing stars Porsha Williams, 39, fun and dodgy moments on camera. But she shows a different side of her in the season 13 premiere when she’s arrested for participating in the Black Lives Matter movement – a subject she loves deeply. “First of all, I’m just blessed to have a platform,” said Porsha EXCLUSIVELY HollywoodLife during an interview from Atlanta on November 24th. “To be able to use my voice for the voiceless and use where I am in life to raise awareness for these families who see no justice. For me, getting arrested and being on the front lines was only second hand. “
Porsha is no stranger to the struggle for social injustice. The granddaughter of a civil rights activist Reverend Hosea WilliamsPorsha attended her first protest when she was 5 years old. After the police attacked murders George Floyd and Breonna TaylorPorsha was one of the thousands who took to the streets and loudly participated in the BLM movement.
The Dish Nation hostess was so vocal that she was arrested not just once but twice and fought for these families. The first arrest was made in Louisville, Kentucky, in July 2020, during a protest for Breonna, and was subsequently released at his own discretion. The second arrest was also in Louisville during a protest by Breonna Taylor, but this time Porsha was accused of blocking a freeway and of being second-degree messy. She was also gassed in tears at a rally for George in June 2020.
Even though she has a baby daughter Pilar Jhena, 2 to think about it, she is actually the reason to keep fighting. “It was only second hand for me to get arrested and be on the front lines,” Porsha said. “It was an act of love for people and we should all be treated equally. I have a little black daughter and I want her future to be better. So it’s just something inside of me that I have to take action and the main thing that I can call is that my grandfather, Reverend Hosea Williams, was a civil rights activist and I’ve learned a lot from him and seen him in his role and his victim, and it’s only up to me to get into good trouble and it’s just something that’s mine The heart made me do it. “
We can expect Porsha to open up about this and more alongside her sister Lauren and mom Diane on their new podcast Porsha 4 Real. “The podcast is family-based,” revealed Porsha. “Of course it’s scary! But on the other hand, it’s not taboo because that’s what we’re here for. We are there to be transparent. I am here to use my life as a testimony. I’m pretty much an open book! I really enjoy that my listeners and viewers have been with me on this journey and got to know me over the years. So it’s therapeutic for me to open up and uncover even more so that they can, to connect more with me and hopefully learn from my mistakes, they don’t have to go through it. “
You can witness Porsha’s arrest and more when The Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres on Sunday. December 6th at 8pm on Bravo.