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Viola Davis Will Only Let Her Daughter Dress Up As Princesses And Superheroes Under One Condition


This is the Viola Davis and Genesis mommy-daughter duo. They take the cutest pics for the ‘gram, and we can’t help but squeal “Ummagawwwwsh!” every time we see them.

Davis, who also happens to be an extraordinary, history-making actress, recently got super real about beauty and motherhood. She told Yahoo Lifestyle that she only lets her 6-year-old daughter dress up as white Disney and comic book characters if she wears her natural hair.

“You gotta wear your hair exactly the way it is,” is what she tells Genesis. “You can be Wonder Woman, but you gotta be Wonder Woman with your hair. You can be Elsa, but you gotta be Elsa with your hair.”

“You can do all of that stuff if you start with the palette of loving who you are,” the How to Get Away With Murder star said. And she introduces positive images of black girls to her daughter through illustrated books like I LOVE My Cotton Candy Hair to reinforce the message.

Davis shared that she used to want Oprah’s hair and Diana Ross’s body, so she is teaching her daughter not “to grow up wanting someone’s everything.” She said that growing up, she wishes someone would have told her that she was enough.

“If someone had told me that just time and time again … oh, my God! I would’ve had a completely different childhood,” she said. “And my childhood was good, even with all the pain and poverty. But it would’ve been even better.”

TFW you wanna be Viola’s kid, too, so that she can teach you all her ways (and also pay back your student loans).

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Viola Davis Will Only Let Her Daughter Dress Up As Princesses And Superheroes Under One Condition

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