Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Tracee Ellis Ross

I never watched a lot of tv until I started teaching. That first year of teaching (and all of the years that followed) was... EXHAUSTING! I would come home from the day, sit on the couch (because I was barely able to move), and watch two episodes of Girlfriends. It became my ritual.

A couple of weeks ago, I read this interview with Tracee Ellis Ross and I loved it. It's short, but there's a lot of good stuff in there. I especially appreciate her thoughts on not being married and not having children and what that means and feels like in our society.

I just love her. She seems so cool and confident and approachable and fun. I am totally aware that I don't know her and she doesn't know me, but she has such a great friend vibe. I just imagine she's kind to everyone she meets. It's been nice "knowing" her these last twenty years. 



4 comments:

  1. That was fantastic, thank you for sharing this little dose of good!

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  2. This is awesome. What she says about gender messages, about your worth being tied to being "choosable," about mothering outside the box. I love her even more! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes! I've been thinking about the idea of being "choosable" ever since I read the article...

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