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Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe is the multiracial daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz. Her parents are both multiracial. She is an American actress, singer, and model. Zoe’s parents were married for six years, but divorced when she was five years old. Zoe struggled with racial identity issues as well as anorexia and bulimia. Growing up she felt like a chubby, awkward brown girl around a bunch of blonde girls led to an eating disorder in her teens. Her famous father’s supermodel girlfriends’, and the fact that her mom in her eyes is the most beautiful woman in the world. She has stated when she was younger she did not know what it meant to be black. Growing up she attended predominately private white schools and she reported she felt “just as white.” She now believes her school environment made her want to blend in or not be looked at as black. “The older I get, the more I experience life, I am identifying more and more with being black, and what it means- being more and more proud of that and feeling connected to my roots and history.” She thanks her dad for her growth because he has always been very connected to his history and it was important to him that she understands her heritage. Zoe now states those days of not embracing her heritage are far behind her. “Now I’m so in love with my culture and so proud of my black heritage.”

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