How Motherhood Changed Zoe Saldana

By Zoe Saldana

May 11, 2017

Every time you ‘like’ and share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per social action), up to $500,000, via the Global Moms Relay to help improve the health and well-being of families worldwide in support of Shot@Life, UNFPA, Girl Up, UNICEF USA and Nothing But Nets.

A Q&A with Zoe Saldana

What do you wish were true for every family, everywhere?

My wish for every child and every global citizen is that they have medical aid accessible to them. That’s what I wish for children and people all over the world.

Why did you become a global advocate for Shot@Life?

To be public figures, not only do we have the ability to entertain our audience and our followers, but we also have the ability to inform them on causes and organizations that need attention, encouragement and support. This is especially true when these organizations are providing aid and care for women and children around the world who don’t have it accessible to them.

How has becoming a mother changed your outlook on life?

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Now that I’m a mother, the fear of one of my children being afflicted by a vaccine preventable disease is daunting. To know that so many parents and families don’t have that kind of ability to provide good healthcare for their children keeps me up at night. Because I don’t just want my children to benefit from all the things that I can provide for them, I would like to help other families do so for their children as well.

Zoe Saldana spoke at the Moms +SocialGood event on May 4. Hear her thoughts on the importance of access to vaccines.

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