“Black-ish” Star Tracee Ellis Ross Covers Marie Claire’s June Issue

Posted on May 19, 2021

“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross covers the summer 2021 issue of Marie Claire magazine photographed by Christine Hahn and styled by Shiona Turini.

 

On how she leads as CEO: “I don’t know many people who thrive when they’re yelled at. I shop the most when I feel good. I’m not sure why we have a marketing system that is based on shaming people. I don’t get it. When I feel small, I don’t want to do shit.”

On inner dialogues about weight: “We’ve seen things and witnessed things with our eyes and our hearts that are unfathomable. So many hard edges in the world that perhaps the softness of our bodies is actually worthy of a thank-you. Perhaps our bodies are wiser than we are and are doing all of the work that we cannot do in these moments to allow a gentleness and a softness and a cushion around our heart and our most delicate and soft spaces.”

On learning to love her hair: “Learning to love my hair in a world that doesn’t mirror that celebration has been a form of both resistance and the claiming of my identity, my selfhood, my legacy, my ancestral lines, the history that I come from.”

On dealing with rejection in her 20s: “I was so uncomfortable in my own skin. I was so busy trying to be who I thought everyone else wanted me to be, and there was no space for me.  I had wreaked havoc on my soul, and it was torturous.”

On society’s standard of a “traditional life”: “Our society spoon-feeds it to you. I used to put myself to sleep dreaming of my wedding. And I would still love all of that, but what am I going to do, just sit around waiting? Shut up. I’ve got so many things to do.”

 

 

Style Credits:
Cover: J.W. Anderson Top | Walters Faith Chain-link Rings | Khiry Smooth Ring
Image 1: Hanifa Blouse | Balenciaga Earrings
Image 2: Louis Vuitton Vest and Windbreaker | Max Mara Pants | Bulgari Earrings, Top Ring, Bottom Ring, and Bracelet

 

[Photo Credit: Christine Hahn for Marie Claire Magazine]

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