There’s been no shortage of celebrities who’ve voiced their concerns about President-elect Donald Trump’s victory. Sex and the City star Kristin Davis is the latest to speak from a mother’s perspective.
Davis adopted Gemma Rose in 2011 and admitted during a “How I Got Over” conversation with WYNC’s Rebecca Carroll that she is terrified of what the future holds for her black daughter.
The actress was quick to acknowledge that she has “lived in white privilege” and that she didn’t realize this until she adopted Gemma, who is now 5. “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,” she explained.
Davis revealed how she reacted to the news of Trump’s victory: “My initial thoughts on Wednesday morning was that I wanted to move to the woods and learn to shoot a gun.”
She also admitted to still being in denial about the election result. “Right now I want to be in the bubble,” she said. “I don’t want to talk to any Trump people. I grew up with some really ugly racism in front of me. Not in my family. We were at the university where things were cool, but around us was really, really not cool. And it was intensely illuminating and as a young person really shocking. And to think that my daughter is now going through a different version of this is pretty stunning and shocking.”
But she’s determined to find the strength to support her daughter through what may be an extremely difficult time. “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,” she said.