In White Folks With Black Kids News: Ellen Pompeo Teaching Daughters Black Girl Magic Early
In an interview with People.com Pompeo talked about the importance of her daughters Stella Luna, 6, and 23-month-old Sienna May being exposed to positive images of black women:
“My daughters are black so it’s very important to me that they see a lot of images of beautiful, powerful, strong black women,” the Grey’s Anatomy actress, 46, tells PEOPLE.
“Every time there is a black woman on a magazine cover, whether it is Kerry Washington or whoever it is, I make sure that magazine is in my house and on my table. For me, that’s super important.”
Pompeo, whose daughters she shares with husband of almost nine years Chris Ivery, also makes sure these images of women are shown to her children while they watch television.
“Every time [Venus and Serena Williams] play tennis, I make sure my daughters watch them,” says the actress.
“I feel really fortunate that they are growing up in a time [in which] the first president my daughter knows is Barack Obama,” she shares. “That’s an incredible gift.”
Do you find it unusual that Ellen says “my daughters are black” instead of “biracial”? We love her philosophy about showing her daughters strong images of black womanhood.
What steps do you take to make sure your kids see positive reflections of themselves?