Katherine Heigl Breaks Her Silence On The 'Black Lives Matter' Movement - Writes Emotional Letter About Breaking Her Black Daughter's Spirit
The actress is the latest star in Hollywood to use their voice in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. As fans of Katherine Heigl know, she is also the mother of an adopted black daughter so she opened up about her feelings of rage and frustration at this time!
The country has been taking their outrage to the streets in the form of rather violent protests but also on social media, where they have been demanding change and raising money to put an end to racial imbalance.
That being said, the Grey’s Anatomy star feels really upset about how prevalent racism really is in the States and is worried for her black child’s future.
Katherine and her husband Josh Kelley adopted Adalaide back in 2012 and she is now 8 years old.
She is also the mother of another daughter she adopted in 2009 from South Korea and a son who is now 3.
Heigl started her post by arguing that she doesn’t usually use her social media apps to share her opinion on the state of the country or politics.
But this situation hit differently and she could not help but speak up.
She went on to share that ‘I [usually] act quietly and behind the scenes. I let those with more experience, education and eloquence to be the voices for change. But I cannot sleep. And when I do I always wake with a single thought. How will I tell Adalaide? How will I ever explain the unexplainable? How can I protect her? How could I break a piece of her beautiful spirit to do so?’
‘I lay in bed in the dark and weep for every single mother of a beautiful black child who has to extinguish a piece of their baby's spirit to try and keep them alive in a country that has way too many sleeping soundly. Eyes squeezed shut. Images and cries, pleas and pain banished from their minds. White bubbles strong and intact. But I lay awake.’
The actress mentioned that her ‘white bubble begins to bleed’ since she has so many people close to her that would have to go through injustice and danger every day without a change.
Make sure to read her whole letter for more on how she feels about this situation!