KRISTEN DAVIS: ‘ADOPTING MY DAUGHTER HAS HELPED ME UNDERSTAND WHITE PRIVILEGE’

Kristen Davis joins thousands of other parents in being fearful for her daughter, Gemma Rose, after this year’s election results. The celebrity mom recently shared her heart with attendees at the Green Space in New York City that included the racial divide in America that makes her nervous for her daughter’s safety.

“I am white,” Kristen shared. “I have lived in white privilege. I thought I knew before adopting my daughter that I was in white privilege, that I understood what that meant.”

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Davis further explained, “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.”

Kristen adopted Gemma Rose in 2011 and used every opportunity to campaign for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this year. Her reaction to Republican nominee Donald Trump winning the election was one of fear.

“My initial thoughts on Wednesday morning was that I wanted to move to the woods and learn to shoot a gun,” she revealed during her Green Space speech. “It makes no sense,” she added. “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.”

Now, with a Trump presidency on the horizon, Kristen Davis is focused on affirming her daughter. “I have to tell her, ‘Your curls are beautiful, your black skin is beautiful,” she said. “She needs to know this.”

Gemma Rose is Kristen Davis’ only child.

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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  1. Ateya says:

    I love her!

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