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Tracee Ellis Ross Radiates as She Talks Having a Healthy Mindset in Essence October Issue

Tracee Ellis Ross Radiates in Essence October Issue: Talks Emotional Wellness and More

Tracee Ellis Ross Essence 

Tracee Ellis Ross reigns supreme in all areas of healthy living!


In the October Hair Issue of ESSENCE magazine, cover beauty Ross honors her crown – reflecting on what it means to be a powerful Black woman showing up in the world as her most beautiful self—both inside and out.


As a Golden Globe-winning actress, CEO/founder of hair care line Pattern and ‘queen of natural chic’, Tracee shares her intimate hair journey and powerful story of growth and self-love: 

  • I’m interested in changing how we speak to each other and celebrate each other and how we play with our hair.” 
  • “There are people who have no idea that my worth is not based on my mom or what I look like. There’s a wholeness to me that I cherish.” 


Tracee Ellis Ross Radiates in Essence October Issue: Talks Having a Healthy Mindset and More

Photography – Itaysha Jordan for ESSENCE 


Ross holds her own worth indeed! One of the most profound quotes from the article is her response when asked if there’s ever been moments when she felt like giving up and moving on to another profession or passion project:


ROSS: There were moments of that. I really thought when Girlfriends finished that the pearly gates of Hollywood were going to open, and they were going to be like, “What movie would you like, ma’am? Please, choose whatever.” That did not happen. It forced my soul to continue to search for what it longed for, dreamed of, wanted to be. It allowed me to continue to create an unbreakable, unshakable foundation for my life, a relationship with myself that is based not on what everybody outside is saying but on what I believe is good and right. It allowed me to continue to grow as a person and to realize I was deserving and worthy. I could own my success, but I could also own what might look like failure. I could literally be my own best friend and mirror, knowing that my worth is not tangled up in what I think I should be getting.


Tracee Ellis Ross exemplifies grace, elegance, and fortitude. Knowing your worth and living in your own Divine light has never looked better!


ESSENCE’s October issue hits newsstands later this month.


For the full cover story, visit ESSENCE.com.

Tracee Ellis Ross Essence October Issue

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[…] and triumphs of their professional and personal lives. The show stars Emmy-nominated actress, Tracee Ellis Ross as Joan, Golden Brooks as Maya, Persia White as Lynn and Jill Marie Jones as Toni. The […]

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