PushBlack, the country’s largest non-profit Black media company, recently sat down with actors, activists, and icons Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union to discuss Black motherhood.
“With kids, it’s not about what you say – it’s really about what you do. And so it’s really like, do I look in the mirror and like what I see, do I model the behavior of liking the face that I wake up with in the morning as much as the face that I put on when I go to work? I want to make sure that I’m loving myself fully as a Black woman when I look in the mirror, and I think that’s what kids really see. They witness our relationship with our own Blackness or how we interact with our spouse’s Blackness. It’s important for me to like, live in the world feeling beautiful like to do the work so that I feel beautiful in my house because that’s what they absorb. That’s what they witness.”