Kerry Washington Covers InStyle Magazine
Kerry Washington covers the September 206 issue of InStyle magazine.
In this issue, which also happened to be the Fall Fashion Issue, Washington discusses prepping for a second child, what she hopes to achieve next and the power of positivity.
On preparing for her second child:
I’ve really leaned heavily on my boss’s experience. I consider myself busy, but [Scandal creator and writer] Shonda [Rhimes] has about four of five shows, three kids… She says, ‘If you feel like you have just the right amount of help, then you don’t have enough.’ My therapist said this too. You need a lot of support. No just logistically but emotionally and spiritually.”
On why being positive is important to her:
“I choose to feel optimistic, because I don’t that I could get out of bed if I didn’t. The key will be when we stop allowing our otherness to separate us. Whether it’s immigrant’s rights, women’s rights, civil rights, or LGBT rights, we’re all under attack, because none of us belongs to that small group who have held power for a very long time.”
On what she plans on achieving next:
“I think that’s where the need for quiet is coming from. You arrive at a certain place of achieving and suddenly you feel like your goals are being dictated by other people…Right now, as I get ready for this second baby, it’s really about me being in touch with what I want. I didn’t get here because I was trying to be what somebody else wanted me to be… I am not interested in playing by other people’s rules. So for now, I’m leaving myself open to the adventure.”