I never knew how much being a mom would change me. It’s amazing how one little person and the love I have for her has brought new meaning to every moment. What once seemed so important, now feels insignificant. It’s like I get to see the world for the first time again, but through someone else’s eyes. It’s a beautiful thing to feel and experience so much more, but with that beauty comes a flip side – seeing through my daughter’s eyes the side of life that isn’t always so pretty.

To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought. It is obviously a topic that Kanye is passionate about, but I guess it was easier for me to believe that it was someone else’s battle. But recently, I’ve read and personally experienced some incidents that have sickened me and made me take notice. I realize that racism and discrimination are still alive, and just as hateful and deadly as they ever have been.

I feel a responsibility as a mother, a public figure, a human being, to do what I can to make sure that not only my child, but all children, don’t have to grow up in a world where they are judged by the color of their skin, or their gender, or their sexual orientation. I want my daughter growing up in a world where love for one another is the most important thing.

So the first step I’m taking is to stop pretending like this isn’t my issue or my problem, because it is, it’s everyone’s… because the California teenager who was harassed and killed by his classmates for being gay, the teenage blogger in Pakistan who was shot on her school bus for speaking out in favor of women’s rights, the boy in Florida who was wrongly accused of committing a crime and ultimately killed because of the color of his skin, they are all someone’s son and someone’s daughter and it is our responsibility to give them a voice and speak out for those who can’t and hopefully in the process, ensure that hate is something our children never have to see.

kim

Comments (94)

  1. lilychena  |   Posted on May 7th

    Kim, thank you for taking a stand against racism, thank you for letting people know this kind of behaviour is not ok and thank you to all your family who certainly contributed in showing that diversity is good. Your post moved me.

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          such powerful beautiful words ! XO love you thank you for continuing to be an inspiration to me ! We are all one and should love one another equally.

          • farzeen2  |   Posted on May 8th

            Kim you are such a wonderful woman and u are no doubt a wonderful mother to. Given the time I’ve had the opportunity to speak with you which I feel so blessed to have had. You are such a kind hearted, loving woman. I know this world is cruel and I pray that North grows up never having to see the horrible side to human beings. May she be blessed with happiness and strength and confidence to make a difference in this world to. Thank you kim for being a role model and support to so many women and young girls out there who so desperately need someone to understand them. Love you.

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            Good Morning FARZEEN2,

            I love reading all your positive post it comes from your heart:) How lucky to have had a conversation with KIM. Have a wonderful day..

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            mommyoffour. i hope you get the chance to one day to meet her :) aw thank you. you are so sweet. May you have a blessed day!

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  2. mikeyidk  |   Posted on May 7th

    I love you.

  3. Prince Jarvis  |   Posted on May 7th

    Kim, I completely agree that something has to been done and we must all take stand against these horrible acts. Love you for taking a stand and speaking out.

  4. Cecilia Moraes  |   Posted on May 7th

    Kim.. It’s hard to explain what i am feeling now. i’m just so incredibly proud of you now.. I love you so much,you are an amazing mother,aunt,daughter,sister,wife-to-be and everything that you can be. Your smile makes me smile everyday. So proud that you have changed and became such a passionate mother. I wish you knew the love that i feel for you and your sisters and your whole family. Thank you guys for making me smile even in the hardest moments… Thank you for being who you are. Every day i dream of meeting you and being a friend of yours. I don’t care what people say about you and your family,because my love is bigger than the hate. I love you so and very much.. I wish you could read this. I love you,kisses from the biggest kardashian-jenner-west-disick ever.

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  6. Julieanne Edwards  |   Posted on May 7th

    Great post Kim. It was nice to read this as I am not yet a mother and have a new understanding now about this. You being an inspiration to many, its really great you’re addressing these serious issues out there and not putting a blind fold to them. You rock xoxo

  7. N_Shiv_25  |   Posted on May 7th

    This post was such a refreshing change of pace from the usual. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan. However, I think sometimes we get too lost in the glamour that is Kim Kardashian. I first want to thank you for being so honest about the fact that maybe this issue wasn’t at the forefront for you before, and to be honest I was the same way. I grew up in a small town, the absolute suburbs. I’m Indian, but I was born in Rhode Island, yet where I was born didn’t seem to matter. It was the color of my skin that did. Going to a predominately white school didn’t phase me though, I went along my business thinking whatever of it. Fast forward a few tumultuous years, and I met the guy that I am still so in love with. And he’s Jamaican. All of a sudden, it felt like I was living in a new world. It was the same people, just a different attitude. He was waiting for me to pick him up in front of a grocery store and a cop told him if he stays standing there, he will be arrested. This ignited the same flame that you are talking about, and I’m sure when I have children of my own this flame will only grow. It is so sad to me that people can’t get past such things as race or sexual orientation. I work every day to get my own parents to approve of my relationship, or to work up the courage to tell my family in India that the person I’ll spend the rest of my life with isn’t Indian and may look different. I want my daughter or son to not have to worry about being the odd one out, so that they can just enjoy their childhood. Racism. I hope that one day this word is something that our future generations read about in history books and not something they have to experience.

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