Amber Tamblyn Reveals She’s Expecting a Baby Girl with David Cross
For Amber Tamblyn, the upcoming election is a very important one as it’ll shape how she’ll raise her daughter.
In an op-ed piece for Glamour, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star revealed that motherhood has been on her mind ever since she found out she was pregnant with husband David Cross’ baby. Currently expecting a baby girl, the actress writes that it’s crucial for mothers to be a strong role model for their children and teach the younger generation that gender inequality is not okay.
“I’ve been thinking about motherhood a lot lately. What it means to be one, what it means to have one, what it means to know one, what it means to make decisions as one and have conversations as one,” she pens. “Motherhood has been heavily on my mind because I am going to be a mother soon. I’m pregnant, with a daughter on the way. I think constantly about the world I am bringing her into … How much do I have to do, as a daughter and a soon-to-be mother, to change not just the conversation about how women are seen, but the language with which conversations are spoken in?”
Encouraging readers to rethink how women are perceived in society, Tamblyn explains that she’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton because the Democratic presidential candidate is a living example of what it means to be a woman who has “navigated [her] life solely in a world built by and for men.”
For the expectant mom, she wants her child to grow up in a world knowing that women have the same equal rights and power as men.
“The disdain for Hillary Clinton can never be about her record alone. Powerful women don’t get to exist outside of context,” she shares. “I’ll be voting for more than just a woman; I’ll be voting for a revolutionary idea. I’ll be voting for a future for my daughter where conversations about our bodies and our lives are broader than what value they have for men.”