Tracee Ellis Ross On Ways Society 'Spoon-Feeds' Women To Want Marriage And Kids

Written by on May 22, 2021

Tracee Ellis Ross is pushing again in opposition to societal expectations about marriage, kids and happiness. 

The “Black-ish” actor and producer mentioned in a latest cowl story for Marie Claire, the societal messages that recommend a girl’s happiness and achievement are related to marriage and kids.

Ross identified that though she would “love” these issues, she is simply as joyful and fulfilled as a single particular person with no youngsters. 

“Effectively, how might you not?” Ross responded when requested in Monday’s interview if she needed to get married and begin a household. “Our society spoon-feeds it to you. I used to place myself to sleep dreaming of my wedding ceremony. And I might nonetheless love all of that, however what am I going to do, simply sit round ready? Shut up. I’ve acquired so many issues to do.” 

Ross, who’s the manager producer of ABC’s “Combined-ish,” informed the publication that she’s contemplating pursuing a singing profession.

Final 12 months, she debuted her first tune, “Love Myself,” as a single off of the soundtrack for the 2020 movie she starred in, “The Excessive Notice.” The Golden Globe winner stated throughout an Instagram Dwell on the time that singing had lengthy been a dream that she was “afraid of” — particularly with the stress that comes with being the daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross. 

Ross informed Marie Claire that she now feels much less afraid concerning the concept of taking dangers with music. 

“At this age, a mistake might be processed as a mistake, not ‘I’m a mistake.’” she stated. “That is the fantastic thing about it. I’m 48 years outdated, and there’s a lot extra to strive.”

Ross had shared related sentiments about societal expectations typically placed on ladies throughout her speech at Glamour’s 2017 Ladies of the Yr occasion.

“So it’s actually fascinating to be a girl and to get to 45 and to not be married but and to not have youngsters,” she stated, sharing examples of intrusive questions she’s been requested about her marriage standing and her want to have kids. 

“My life is mine,” she continued. “These phrases, like, stopped me in my tracks. And, truthfully, they introduced tears to my eyes. It appears so apparent, however, clearly, it wasn’t, as a result of I’ve not been dwelling my life as if it was my very own.”


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