It’s no secret there’s an unspoken rule that by a certain age women are expected to become wives and mothers. But for many, that’s not the main focus. In a recent interview with @marieclairemag, Tracee Ellis Ross discussed the pressure society places on women.
When asked if she wanted a big family, she stated, “Well, how could you not?” She continued, “I used to put myself to sleep dreaming of my wedding.”
Stating that she would still love for it to happen, Tracee made it clear she had things to do. “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.”
Ross also said something similar last year. “I wish I had known there were other choices, not just about how I could be living, but how I could feel about the way my life was,” Ross told the publication. “I was raised by society to dream of my wedding, but I wish I had been dreaming of my life.”
Most recently, the hit show that Tracee Ellis Ross stars in, “Black-Ish,” announced its ending. The creator Kenya Barris took to social media and made the announcement.
“To ALL the people in the world I love, honor, respect and care for it is both exciting and bittersweet to share that black-ish has been RENEWED by ABC for it’s EIGHTH… and FINAL SEASON. In this day and age it is rare to get to decide when your show should come to an end, and we are grateful along with ABC to be able to make this final season exactly what we’d hoped for – and to do it with the entire and AMAZINGLY STELLAR cast coming back to close this chapter out with us the right way!
This show has changed my life in so many ways and I am so proud of the conversations we’ve started along the way. None of this would have been possible without our audience and supporters, who have championed the show every step of the journey; allowing us to change not just the narrative of Black Families, but of Family, Culture, and the World in general. All the while allowing us to talk about things that people were not supposed to talk about period… especially on a network television comedy.
Thank you to everyone who made it possible to get to this point! The cast, crew, writers, directors, executives, and especially my family, who allowed me to mine so many deeply personal moments from them (many times forgetting to give them the heads up) and show them to the world. Tears fill my eyes and a smile brightens my face as I say thank you to ALL of my blackish family for all you have given of yourselves.”