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
POST #70,000. Its not always easy to come up with ideas for milestone posts but since I’m working on Microsoft Paint, I decided to go with a random smattering of women I love. I may not mention these women every day on my blog or have thousands of pics of them, but they’re always in my heart and deserved some love. So…(top from left), Bree Williamson, Ally Walker, Devika Parikh, Sara Ramirez, Ming Na. (bottom from left) Brianna Brown, Elizabeth Reaser, Janine Sherman Barrois, and Tracee Ellis Ross.