I would often watch this show with my mother, trying to categorize my future self and friends as these characters. I didn’t fully appreciate or understand the complexity of their friendships until I got older. I did remember my mother’s sadness when the show stopped airing new episodes. I also didn’t fully appreciate or understand that even grown Black women needed to see diverse representations of themselves and their friendships on television.
Tracee Ellis Ross.
I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.
- Tracee Ellis Ross (via wordsthat-speak)
"I was very shy growing up. My shyness manifested as a big personality, as opposed to the wallflower personality. It’s been a journey getting comfortable in my skin. I’ve worked on trying to find the authentic balance between the bravado of my personality that was sort of a defense and the truth within my bigness." -Tracee Ellis Ross