In an article for Time magazine, the actress, who is the publication’s guest editor, shared her experience raising her six children of different ethnicities and the challenges she faces in their medical care.
As part of her new feature, the actress spoke with medical student Malone Mukwende, who is researching the problem of the lack of information about darker skin conditions in medical sources. During her conversation with Mukwende, Jolie admitted that she has experienced the topic firsthand: She has had an incredibly difficult time getting comprehensive, professional medical advice about her six children’s rashes of various backgrounds.
“Every time I looked at their medical records, the reference point was always white skin,” Jolie says. – Recently, my daughter Zahara, who I adopted in Ethiopia, had surgery, and the nurse told me to call the clinic if I saw her skin turn pink.”
Recall that the actress has three biological children with her ex-husband Brad Pitt: 15-year-old Shiloh and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivian. And also three adopted children: 19-year-old Maddox from Cambodia, 17-year-old Pax from Vietnam and 16-year-old Zahara from Ethiopia.