At 44-years-old Tracee Ellis Ross is riding high on the best year of her career.
And the Blackish star has never loved her body more.
The Brown University alum has opened up about learning to love herself and her figure in the latest issue of Redbook.
The daughter of Diana Ross talked about how beauty standards are constantly changing making it impossible to please everyone, telling the magazine, ‘F*** that! That’s not fair!’
Candid as ever Tracee spoke about her self-doubt saying, ‘I’ve always had a somewhat contentious relationship with her body.’
But explained how she’s come to love her body as she’s grown up.
‘One minute, you’re supposed to be really skinny — the next minute, you’re supposed to have huge boobs. One minute you’re supposed to have no lips, the next they’re supposed to be full.’
‘No one can keep up! I finally got to a place where I was like, excuse my French, “F— that. That’s not fair. I’ve got to choose for myself what makes me feel empowered.’
In addition to loving her body, Tracee also talked about learning to love her natural hair and how ‘excited’ the natural hair movement has made her about her.
‘For a long time, I was trying to beat my hair into submission so that it would do what I thought it was supposed to do to be sexy, so that it would be silky.’
‘But the more I supported my hair in its authentic texture, the more choices I had for it to do hundreds of different things. That was exciting to me. I’m really grateful to the natural hair movement.’
The actress took home the Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical TV show in January for her role in Black-ish.
But the Girlfriends actress also explained that she’s had to deal with her fair share of haters.
‘There are joy stealers everywhere! Honestly, a lot of people don’t do it on purpose. Joy makes them uncomfortable.’
‘So I do my best not to take it personally. I will literally imagine myself moving out of the way and letting their stuff just pass me by.’
Tracee’s July/August issue of Redbook hits newsstands June 27.