The Hollywood actress and activist has heaped praise on her 15-year-old daughter Zahara, branding her daughter an “extraordinary African woman”
Speaking to Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate for her Time100 Talk, she said: “My daughter is from Ethiopia, one of my children. And I have learned so much from her. She is my family, but she is an extraordinary African woman. Her connection to her country, her continent, is very – it’s her own and it’s something I only stand back in awe of.”
Meanwhile, Angelina – who also has 18-year-old Maddox, 16-year-old Pax, 13-year-old Shiloh and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with ex Brad Pitt – previously explained how her children means she is constantly “reminded of what is most important”.
She added: “Having six children, I am reminded daily of what is most important … But after almost two decades of international work, this pandemic and this moment in America has made me rethink the needs and suffering within my own … A system that protects me but might not protect my daughter – or any other man, woman or child in our country based on skin colour – is intolerable.
“We need to progress beyond sympathy and good intentions to laws and policies that actually address structural racism and impunity … It feels like the world is waking up, and people are forcing a deeper reckoning within their societies. It is time to make changes in our laws and our institutions – listening to those who have been most affected and whose voices have been excluded.”
Author: BANG Showbiz