Kristin Davis is filled “with terror” for her adopted black child under a Donald Trump presidency.
“I am white. 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,” Davis, 51, recently explained at The Greene Space in New York City.
The former Sex and the City star adopted her now five-year-old daughter Gemma Rose Davis in 2011, The New York Post reports.
“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,” she said. “It fills me with terror.”
That feeling increased after Davis, who campaigned for Hillary Clinton, learned Donald Trump won the election.
“My initial thoughts on Wednesday morning was that I wanted to move to the woods and learn to shoot a gun,” the philanthropist said. “It makes no sense. I’m fully aware. I’m 100 per cent 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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Despite the fears she faces on a daily basis, Davis gives Gemma words of encouragement.
“I have to tell her your curls are beautiful, your black skin is beautiful,” she said. “You’re beautiful. You’re powerful. You’re a goddess … because she needs to know this.”
Davis also makes sure positive figures like Serena Williams are prominently displayed in her home.
This article originally appeared on the NY Post.