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Tracee Ellis Ross breaks down sobering truths about being a single woman with no kids

During a riveting speech at Glamour’s 2017 Women of the Year Summit, Tracee Ellis Rossrevealed that the most “interesting” thing about being a woman was that, no matter your successes, you will be judged for not being married or having kids.

“It’s really interesting to be a woman, and to get to 45, and to not be married, and to not have kids. Especially when you’ve pushed out 5 kids on TV,” Ross said.

The “Black-ish” star noted that she wasn’t opposed to the idea of marriage and kids and that she had even planned to have that idyllic life for herself, right down to a “baby boy named Lauren,” but that wasn’t all she wanted.

“I also dreamed of winning an Oscar and being on the cover of magazines and making a difference in the world, helping women find our voices. And from that dreaming, I have built an incredible life. I have become a woman that I am proud to be,” Ross said.

She recalled how she was distressed when people would bring up stories of other women her age who were still having children through adoptions and other methods.

“My worth gets diminished as I am reminded that I have ‘failed’ on the marriage and carriage counts. Me! This bold, liberated, independent woman. I mean, I work out, eat well, I mostly show up to work on time, I’m a good friend, A solid daughter, a hard worker, my credit is good, I take out the garbage before it gets smelly, I recycle and I won a Golden Globe! I’m killing it!” Ross said.

But, she said, she has found a way to keep her perspective.

“My life is mine. Those words stopped me in my tracks,” Ross said. “Those words brought tears to my ears because, yes I’ve been living my life – but not to my own expectations. Not for me.”

“Here’s some good news: you too can go from being You, to being The Brave You. And you should definitely try it! If you haven’t already! Because Brave You is so beautiful! Not beautiful like your hair all did, or your brows all clean…When I think of what is beautiful, I think of a tree, I think of seeing a bird soar. I think of an embodied woman, I think of my mom in her ‘this is me’ glory stance, arms up, heart open, hair big, sexual, powerful and full of agency,” she later added.

She went on to say: “The Brave Me reminds me that I am complete just as me. Not in relation to anyone or anything else, just wholly, fully me.”

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Comment by El-Bull on November 15, 2017 at 8:33pm

Kcool She wants and needs a Black man but no matter how hard she tries, she can't shake her mother's indoctrination and propaganda against Black men as it was ingrained in her at an early ages-----I, personally think she is a gorgeous and intelligent woman but alas, she has issues hidden behind those beautiful eyes

Comment by Kcool on November 15, 2017 at 3:47pm
She actually use to date Akon’s successful record executive brother.Abou Thiam I guess it didn’t work out.I still think she’s not totally happy and wish she had a family to go home to. It is a lot of men particully white men that find her attractive.
Comment by Winston on November 15, 2017 at 10:33am
Dont worry Traces U & I will get Married & have a Family.
Comment by Vinny Pat on November 15, 2017 at 7:53am
I hope she is truly happy for what she has. A lot of these females could have had children but aborted them and then they start hating on women who have children and families. I see for myself. People ask her those questions because that's what most people want. That's how life continues. If choose fame and fortune, that's ok too but accept it fully. I'm not convinced that she has at all. She named the kid already??? Just say time caught up with you. Be honest for all the other career women out there.
Comment by mr1stroke on November 14, 2017 at 6:59pm
Well take some times for your self go on a vacation where they have men with ptential and try to meet someone and take it from there, your lifestyle is one of the toughest lifestyle, beautiful, succesful who can you trust and being a woman you cannot do what men do in order to take a chance
Comment by El-Bull on November 14, 2017 at 6:56pm

SO when is she going to come out the closet

Comment by Still waters on November 14, 2017 at 4:24pm
Well being she has went beyond hitting the wall ultimately she chose her career over family. Not saying it’s a bad thing but you made the choice. Also what could have played a role is unrealistic goals for a mate.






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