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Tracee Ellis Ross Reveals What Mom Diana Ross Taught Her About Love

Tracee Ellis Ross Reveals What Mom Diana Ross Taught Her About Love

Tracee Ellis Ross does a twirl on the cover of Glamour‘s February issue.

Here’s what the Black-ish star had to share with the mag:

On what awards and accolades mean to her: “Oh my God, I made it. Pinch me. But what has been way more impactful for me is the larger meaning…. When another woman or another woman of color has a win, I feel like it’s my win. I feel like it’s a ceiling breaking open. And so the nominations, even the win, really feels like it’s not mine. It’s like something becomes more possible.”

On being raised to be sex-positive: “My mom [singer Diana Ross] is a sexy woman—that is part of her persona—and that is a delicious thing that has never felt scary to me. Recently I learned this wonderful term, sex-positive, and that is the way I feel. [For me] the answer to the objectification of women and black women in our culture is not to shut down my sexuality but to own it as something that is mine.”

On what her mom Diana Ross taught her about love: “I have never heard my mom say, ‘Not now—I don’t have time.’ Even now, in the middle of the night, my mom will answer the telephone. It’s incredible to know you are loved in a way that somebody is there for you. That’s something that I have used in my relationships with friends. My friends know: My home phone ringer doesn’t turn off. You need me in the middle of the night? I am your girl. I will bring you to the hospital. I will call you if you are frightened.”

For more from Tracee, visit Glamour.com.

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Credit: Patrick Demarchelier/Glamour
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  • Cool Boots

    That is an awesome cover.

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