Angelina Jolie gave a rare glimpse into her life as a mother of six in a new article she wrote for Time Magazine in her capacity as editor.
The 46-year-old medical student interviewed Malone Mukwende about his initiative to bridge the medical knowledge gap when it comes to people of color, as most medical books neglect to teach skin conditions. black and brown.
During her article, Angelina sympathized with the problem, explaining that she struggled to find medical advice for her children “of different origins” when they all had the same rash. She also revealed that her 16-year-old daughter Zahara recently had surgery.
Parenting: Angelina Jolie says she struggled to find medical advice for her children of “different origins” and revealed her daughter Zahara recently had surgery in a new article she wrote for Time Magazine (pictured in June)
“I have children from different backgrounds, and I know that when there was a rash that everyone had, it looked drastically different depending on the color of their skin,” the activist said.
“But whenever I looked at the medical records, the point of reference was always white skin,” she added.
Mukwende’s manual, Mind the Gap, addresses these types of issues by aggregating photos and information on various medical conditions on different non-white skin tones.
“Recently my daughter Zahara, whom I adopted from Ethiopia, had an operation, and afterwards a nurse told me to call them if her skin ‘turned pink,’ said Angelina.
“I have children from different backgrounds, and I know that when there was a rash that everyone had, it looked drastically different depending on the color of their skin,” the activist said. “But whenever I looked at the medical records, the point of reference was always white skin,” she added.
“This is the kind of thing I started to notice very early on. Almost all medicine is taught this way, ”replied Mukwende.
Adding: “As you just illustrated, this is a very problematic statement for some groups in the population because it just won’t happen that way and if you don’t know you probably won’t call the doctor.”
The actress has three biological children with ex-husband Brad Pitt, Shiloh, 15 and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivian, as well as three adopted children Maddox, 19, from Cambodia, Pax, 17, from Vietnam, and Zahara, 16. years old, originally from Ethiopia.
The Maleficent star, meanwhile, is back home with her family after doing charity work with the United Nations.
Her first order of business when she was back in Los Angeles was to go out for a bite to eat with a few of her kids at Baltaire in Brentwood.
Using her platform: Angelina has just returned to the United States after working as the Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Burkina Faso for World Refugee Day
Jolie was seen heading towards the hotspot with Pax, 17, and Zahara, 16, on Monday evening after her trip to Burkina Faso for World Refugee Day.
Angelina has just returned to the United States after working as the Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Burkina Faso for World Refugee Day.
Highlighting how the number of globally displaced people has doubled over the past year, she said in the West African country: “There is nowhere I would rather be today than ‘here with the refugees, the people I admire the most in the world. “
Coming Home: Jolie’s personal life grabbed the headlines recently as she spent time with ex-husband Jonny Lee Miller in her New York apartment on a recent visit (seen in 1999)
More than 1.2 million people in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa have been forced to flee their homes since 2019, according to the United Nations.
Speaking in Burkina Faso’s Goudoubo refugee camp, in the central town of Kaya, Ms. Jolie added that she had “never been more worried” about the displaced than she is now.
“We need to be aware of the path we are on in the world, with so much conflict raging and the very real possibility that climate change will force tens, if not hundreds of millions of people from their homes to the world. future, without any possibility of return, ”she warned.
Jolie’s personal life has been in the headlines lately, as she spent time with ex-husband Jonny Lee Miller in her New York apartment on a recent visit.
Angelina and Jonny tied the knot in 1996 after meeting on the set of their movie Hackers a year before, but separated soon after and officially divorced in 1999.
The actress and Pax were spotted heading to Miller’s in Brooklyn last week for a visit. And, the day before, Jolie spent hours with her old flame at home enjoying dinner and wine.
The visits came after Angelina was reportedly “bitterly disappointed” after a court granted joint custody to ex Brad Pitt, with the star supposedly appealing the decision with a hearing scheduled for July 9.
Headbutt: The actress shares her six children – Maddox, 19 (not shown), Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, twins 15 and 12 Knox and Vivian – with ex-husband Brad with whom she is currently fighting in custody (seen in 2019)