Tracee Ellis Ross is having one hell of a year and she’s doing so unapologetically. During an interview with Glamour magazine, Ross talks about her fame, her familial outlook and being her own kind of woman. After being named on the Glamour Women of the Year in 2016.
Ross gave a keynote speech that had many women applauding her for her honesty and transparency. She talked about still having a full and meaningful and transcendent life despite not being married or having kids.
Ross has always been interested in the many parts of being a woman and enjoys relishing in several of them, even if wife and mother don’t happen to make the list. She talks about being a good daughter, her super-duper legendary mother Diana Ross was honored at the American Music Awards several weeks ago where Ross was host.
She also talks about being a good sister and a good friend. She bemuses about romantic love not being the highest level of love, attention, and affection that can exist for another person and that your girlfriends are who ground you and lift you up and support you in life when partnerships fall through or romantic entanglements end.
Ross talks about having a friendship where her friend’s spouse is very aware of the function that Ross plays in their relationship.
The sisterhood sometimes doesn’t get the vocal acknowledgment that it deserves but it is critical to the lives of women. “It takes a village” became a popular saying for a reason, a community is so deeply important.
Ross has also talked frankly about being your own greatest supporter and loving yourself through the difficulties, not necessarily relying on other people to be able to manage your emotions 24/7.
That being in tune with yourself, your abilities, and what you need to work on will better center you towards more joy, growth, and love. She talks about the importance of cultivating a relationship with herself that promotes her power and ability to choose what she needs.
Ross also speaks highly of meditation which is an imperative practice, to deal with the overall stresses one experiences in the day and specific societal angst.