Tracee Ellis Ross: The ââStylistaâSpeaking Up for Sisters

Tracee Ellis Ross: The ​‘Stylista’Speaking Up for Sisters

The fashionable actress and Black Girls Rock co-host talks loving ourselves as Black women and the big myth behind celebrity life

Melanie Yvette

by Melanie Yvette, November 08, 2012

Tracee Ellis Ross: The ââStylistaâSpeaking Up for Sisters

Tracee Ellis Ross known for her lead role as Joan Clayton on the UPN/CW series, Girlfriends.

have an overflow to share from. So they can give for fun and for free. A lot of people can’t because they are in the daily life and struggle of surviving. It’s not because everybody is expected to give a certain amount back to others. Everyone has their version of what they can give and share. I always tell people that one of the biggest gifts that you can share with another person is to actually be present and listen. It’s the smallest thing.

EBONY: You’re so inspirational; just a special woman. Can you tell what your dying wish is for Black girls around the world is? Or for girls around the world in general?

TER: Here is my wish and my desire and my pledge as well: that we remember our true nature and our womanhood. That we own and know that we are more than our bodies and yet our bodies are these sacred, beautiful, rhythmic houses for us. I feel like sexuality in our culture has been so commoditized. Sexuality is such a beautiful sacred and wise thing, that we as women really hold. The charge or the call is that we remember that and cultivate that in a way that empowers us rather than belittling us.

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