Brownness Babe of the Week: Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross is 45 and has grown up in the eyes of the public. From playing a confident lawyer on TV to mesmerizing us all in an iconic pre-Kardashian Kanye West video, she has found a way to leave her mark in black culture.
I’ve basically grown up with her and it is truly now that I have learned to appreciate her magic. On a personal note, I’ve learned to look forward to getting older. Being young and naive has its own charm, but as the years have gone by, I’ve looked forward to the knowledge that my 30s will bring.
I’ve come to embrace the painful lessons that each years of my 20s bring and counting down to the elusive 30, where I have heard that you really find yourself as a woman. It is truer as the day goes by, each day brings more self-awareness, self-love, small realizations about my path and gratefulness for the cards that I have been dealt with.
And this is exactly why Tracee Ellis Ross deserves to be our brownness babe of the week! By being her confident (and stylish) self, she serves as a reminder that it only gets better. Ladies, we’re only going to get smarter, beautiful and resourceful and we can’t wait.