Tracee Ellis Ross: A woman's fury holds lifetimes of wisdom
Tracee Ellis Ross is the star of the ABC comedy series “Black-ish” and an influential voice in the modern conversation around equality, respect, beauty and feeling empowered in your skin. Full bio
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she was at the post office.
as it is around the holidays,
someone moved her out of the way --
and moved her out of the way.
that she was blocking,
maybe he didn't, she didn't hear it ...
she was filling out the form.
there were hands on her,
that she could not explain:
even in her telling of it,
that I was hearing a lot about lately.
a little bit uncomfortable.
that I have been chomping on
helping themselves to women's bodies
helping themselves to women,
so I can get to the fries" --
are wondering what the connection is
on opposite ends of the spectrum.
for the horrific.
with the effects of both
and just takes it out of your hand?
I don't know why you're getting so upset,
as soon as I'm done.
that cell phone out of your hands --
you got a fancy case,"
taken it out of your pocket,"
the person who took the cell phone.
themselves, that it's like ...
are fundamentally less moral,
blind spot for most men.
discomfort and distress,
of our mothers' lives,
than we know for ourselves,
the fate of our lady parts;
for love and objects of desire,
and use as we choose;
we play by their rules or not,
as property that can be hit and hurt,
deserving of respect;
the anger of our bodies.
we start to rationalize,
something, and I didn't hear him.
to think that we are overreacting
some hidden place in our minds,
as we practice our smiles --
"Yes, yes, of course,"
aren't supposed to get angry.
or express our indignation,
they can help themselves to our bodies,
at the post office
of women's experiences
that we're overreacting
to change men's bad behavior.
within this particular window
towards women's equality,
that does not yet exist,
and be of service to change.
to be afraid of.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERTracee Ellis Ross - Actress, performance artist, motivational speaker
Tracee Ellis Ross is the star of the ABC comedy series “Black-ish” and an influential voice in the modern conversation around equality, respect, beauty and feeling empowered in your skin.
Why you should listen
Tracee Ellis Ross, a global influencer with a cross-cultural and joyful point of view, is a co-founding signatory of the Time's Up movement. In November 2017, she gave a powerful speech that went viral about dismantling expectations and claiming your own life at Glamour's Women of the Year Summit.
When Ross was Emmy-nominated for her work on Black-ish in 2016, it made her the first black woman in 30 years to garner a nomination in the category and only one in five all-time. She's the recipient of multiple NAACP Image awards and nominations for her work. You also may spot her as the host of many award shows, including Black Girls Rock! and the 2017 American Music Awards, where her heart, humor and style are on full blast.
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