Girlfriends alumni actress and one of our personal favorite fashion Gawd, Tracee Ellis Ross is speaking out against societal normalcy of pressuring women into believing that the only way you can truly be happy is by having children and getting married!
Within a recent interview with Marie Claire the actress spoke on being fully content with her life as a single woman without kids.
She also revealed that she often dreamed of getting married and creating a large family, “Well, how could you not?”
The actress says, “Our society spoon-feeds it to you, I used to put myself to sleep dreaming of my wedding. 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.”
Within a previous interview with Porter, Tracee explains that woman have other options within finding happiness.
“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. I was raised by society to dream of my wedding, but I wish I had been dreaming of my life.”
The Blackish star continues by saying, “There are so many ways to curate happiness, find love and create a family, and we don’t talk about them. It creates so much shame and judgment.”
“People misinterpret being happily single as not wanting to be in a relationship. Of course I want to be in a relationship, but what am I going to do? Spend all the time that I’m not [in one] moping around?” Ross argued. “No. I’m going to live my life to the fullest and I’m going to be happy right here, where I am.”