What Tracee Ellis Ross Has to Say About Marriage and Family

Many young girls dream of getting married and having kids when they grow up. I know I sure did. We grow up watching the “happily ever after” fairy tales, with the prince charmings, and magical love. We have our own family members talking to us about our future husbands and families. Things like this give us the idea that marriage and having children is something very important for woman and that it is a life goal that we need to accomplish.

Well if you ask Tracee Ellis Ross about marriage and kids, this is what she’ll tell you.

“My life is mine.”

 Photo taken from Essence 

Photo taken from Essence 

At this year’s Women of the Year Summit hosted by Glamour, Tracee spoke about the constant questions she gets about why she doesn't have kids or isn’t married. She mentioned that these questions make her feel as if something is wrong with her - as if she has failed as a woman and has let society down. But this is far from what the “Blackish-ish” star really feels. Tracee said that as a young girl, she too dreamt of the perfect wedding and family, but also dreamt of her career in entertainment. Her personal happiness and accomplishments triumphed those marriage and family dreams. Being a mother and wife do not define a woman and Tracee has shown us that focusing on yourself, your individual dreams, and aspirations is okay.

 Photo taken from VIBE

Photo taken from VIBE

I totally agree with what Tracee says. Although, I do want to get married and have children one day, I am in no rush and it's definitely not something on my mind right now. Right now, I want to focus on me, my career, and my personal happiness. I urge to find myself, find a bomb ass career and genuinely be happy with myself first, before getting married and starting a family. And even though this may be non-traditional and some may even find it to be selfish, I don’t care. I’m going to live my life how I want to. #MyLifeIsMine