Whether it's the death of Kobe Bryant or Chadwick Boseman, the alleged shooting of Megan Thee Stallion by Tory Lanez, the global pandemic, or the upcoming U.S. election, 2020 seems to be a year of endless calamity, conflict and controversy. While many individuals are facing obstacles this year, model and actress Jordyn Woods is using her experiences from last year to grow and move away from conflict.
Last year, Woods was infamously chastised and disregarded by her former best friend, Kylie Jenner, and the entire Kardashian family. The reason for this has to do with her affair with Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend, Tristan Thompson.
Woods admitted to kissing Tristan Thompson last year, which led to an immense fallout between Woods and the Kardashian family. Furthermore, Woods was reportedly shamed by many strangers and individuals online for her actions.
Fortunately, this experience seems to have been a pivotal one for Woods's growth as a person.
Woods appeared in an interview with Natalie Manuel Lee on Hillsong Channel to discuss her current headspace. She began the interview talking about initially struggling with the notion of acceptance. Woods explained, "I'm happy with who I am, but we always want something that we don't have. If you can fix it, work on it. If you can't, accept it, love it, and own it."
The notion of acceptance became the overarching theme for discussing how the controversy with Kylie Jenner and the Kardashians changed her perspective on shame and pain. Right after the news of her affair with Thompson erupted, Woods admitted, "I was in a very dark place. I felt like I had no one."
However, as one would with any traumatic experience, Lee wanted to know how Woods dealt with the pain that followed her public shaming. In the clip, Woods calmly explains, "I don't really think about [the pain]. That just happened. When people say things to you, it's just a reflection of what they feel inside."
Ultimately, this fresh perspective has helped Woods feel more at peace, both a year after her personal controversy and in the midst of this year's craziness.