Thanks to social media, we have been able to live vicariously through Ms. Tracee Ellis Ross. She has crossed our television screens more times than we can count and we hope she doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon. Her Instagram page graciously gives her followers a first hand account of what she’s like off the big screen and to the surprise of many, Diana Ross’ daughter is just like the rest of us.
In all her beauty and silliness, we can’t help but want to be her bestfriend. You see, Tracee Ellis Ross has this very unique way of being so relatable that one can easily picture themselves having Sunday brunch and martinis with the actress. She too struggles to learn rap lyrics. She too struggles during work outs sometimes. She too has an underlying rap career (#TMurda). But most importantly, she too is not perfect nor does she try to be. In fact, Ross is vocal in the fact that is not working to obtain standards of beauty that are often unattainable and unrealistic.
She takes pride in her curvaceous figure and her curly tresses reminding us that all she wants to be is a better Tracee Ellis Ross. We salute Ms. Ross for her never ending ability to be herself which, in turn, serves as a lesson to us all. No matter how hard we try, in the end, we can really only be ourselves. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Ross shared, “It was when I realized I needed to stop trying to be somebody else and be myself, that I actually started to own, accept and love what I had,” and for that, we thank you.