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Tracee Ellis Ross Fights Back Against Body Shaming!

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!’

Tracee Ellis Ross Fights Back Against Body Shaming!

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.’

Tracee Ellis Ross Fights Back Against Body Shaming!

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.’

Tracee Ellis Ross Fights Back Against Body Shaming!

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.’

Tracee Ellis Ross Fights Back Against Body Shaming!

‘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.

Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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