It’s a bittersweet time for Kerry Washington
. The Scandal
star, 39, recently welcomed her second child
with husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, but on Saturday she took to Twitter to express some of the hurt she’s been feeling recently.
“It’s a quiet Saturday afternoon. So, a few things I wanna get off my chest,” she began. “I saw all your very kind & thoughtful congratulatory tweets. So yeah we thank you. Xo.”
Washington then commented on a recent death that’s been in the news, saying, “Also the loss of #DeborahDanner has rattled my core. Not only becuz of painful truth that we must continue to affirm that #BlackLivesMatter. But also becuz #DeborahDanner was killed in the community where I was raised. Community filled w/people I know & love. So when I #sayhername my heart aches.”
Danner was a 66-year-old black woman from the Bronx, who was killed by police officers in her apartment last Tuesday. She suffered from mental illness, and police responded to a call saying she was behaving erratically.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress also encouraged her fans to go see the film Moonlight, calling it “artful food for your soul. At a time when so many of us need to be lovingly nourished.”
She concluded by writing, “End of rant,” using prayer hands and XO’s.
Washington and Asomugha welcomed their second child, son Caleb, on Oct. 5. He joins big sister, Isabelle, 2.
For more on Kerry’s new baby, watch the video below!