We all know Viola Davis is an amazing actress and now she is a mother. She sat down with the editor-in-chief of Essence, Vanessa K. Bush for an interview. She spoke about her most recent projects, beauty, and of course her new little bundle of joy.
Davis is an Oscar nominated actress, but she doesn’t let that stand in the way of her most important role, being a mom. She adopted her daughter who is 2 years old and says that she inherited good and bad traits from her own mother and makes sure that she does not pass the bad on to her daughter so that she can keep as much negativity out of the little girl’s life as possible.
In the interview, she shared how when she was a child she would be called ugly by white children, which was hard on her self-esteem. She came home to a mother that didn’t see her own beauty, so it was hard to get advice or a helping hand. Davis describes motherhood as being a roller coaster of emotions and many joys and heartbreaks every single day.
Davis’s daughter Genesis may only be two years old now, but Davis wants to help her feel as beautiful as she can no matter what others say. She is starting with her hair, teaching her how to take care of it and know how beautiful it is. She says that she wants Genesis to love her hair because it is a focal point for every woman in America and that it can be used as a weapon against someone. She does not want Genesis to go through what she had in her childhood so she is building the foundation of confidence starting with having Genesis love her hair no matter what.