Tracee Ellis Ross Covers The New Issue Of Redbook Magazine
Tracee Ellis Ross is a bad muthaf**ka. There doesn’t appear to be an imperfect part on her body. However, like all of us, there are things that she wasn’t always secure about, but those days are over.
(P.S. The sweater is J. Crew)
In the latest edition of Redbook magazine, Ross goes into detail about how she got to a happy place and began to celebrate herself and say f**k the haters, debaters and beauty standard makers
On her changing relationship with her looks: “I’ve always had a somewhat contentious relationship with my body. I spent years trying to teach myself to smile in a way that made my top lip look smaller. A lot of that has to do with sexism and racism combined with the ever-changing tides of the culture of beauty. One minute, you’re supposed to be really skinny — the next minute, you’re supposed to have huge boobs. One minute you’re supposed to have no lips, the next they’re supposed to be full. No one can keep up! I finally got to a place where I was like, excuse my French, “F— that. That’s not fair.” So I got to then choose for myself what makes me feel empowered.”
Tracee also spoke on her glorious goddess follicles.
On being loving her natural hair: “For a long time, I was trying to beat my hair into submission so that it would do what I thought it was supposed to do to be sexy, so that it would be silky. But the more I supported my hair in its authentic texture, the more choices I had for it to do hundreds of different things. That was exciting to me. I’m really grateful to the whole natural-hair movement. It’s a genuine expression of how the culture of beauty is expanding to be less about perfection and concealment.”
How can you not love this woman?
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