Growing concern over the future of the country in the wake of a looming Trump presidency continues to weigh heavy on the minds of millions of Americans. Actress Kristin Davis is one of them.
The Sex and the City star and mother of 5-year-old Gemma Rose Davis says she fears for her adopted Black daughter in America under Trump’s leadership. Addressing the crowd during a recent speaking engagement at The Greene Space in NYC, Davis was candid about gaining a new understanding of White privilege after adopting her daughter.
“I thought I knew before adopting my daughter that I was in White privilege, that I understood what that meant,” Davis said. “But until you actually have a child, which is like your heart being outside you, and that heart happens to be in a brown body, and you have people who are actively working against your child, it’s hard. It fills me with terror.”
Davis then went on to share her emotional reaction following the announcement of Trump’s election win, noting that the idea of Trump in the White House has caused her to become even more fiercely protective of her child. “My initial thoughts on Wednesday morning was that I wanted to move to the woods and learn to shoot a gun,” Davis continued. “It makes no sense. I’m fully aware. I’m 100 percent aware that it literally makes no sense. The fear of what is happening and how am I going to make sure that no one hurts my child, even in a subtle way, which was already a fear I had, obviously, but it just became so, so heightened.”
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Most importantly, Davis is adamant about ensuring that her daughter grows up knowing her worth as a strong, beautiful Black woman: “I have to tell her, ‘Your curls are beautiful, your black skin is beautiful. You’re beautiful. You’re powerful. You’re a goddess,’ because she needs to know this.”