Good morning, lovelies and Happy Good Friday! If you celebrate, I hope you are having a great start to your Easter weekend. Make sure you use this as an opportunity to spend time with your loved ones and remember the reason for the holiday! This week was a great week for some of my favorite girls who grace this blog almost on a monthly basis. They’ve all done great things and making boss moves, as always. For this reason, I decided to honor them today and make them this week’s Fierce Women Friday!
Tracee Ellis Ross recently did a feature with Good Housekeeping magazine where she discussed how important it is to empower others, as well as building your own confidence. In the article, the actress explained the importance of her show, Blackish, and how it is her way of empowering the black community.
“I think that as a black woman, my beingness is a form of activism in and of itself,” She said in the article. “The fact that I am on a show called Black-ish, that I’m playing a woman who is both a wife and a doctor, a mother and a person, a partner and an individual, and that I am playing a joyful black woman on television who is not just surviving but thriving is by definition a form of activism. If I take that and ripple it out further in an amplified way, I can’t help, from my beingness, to not be a form of activism, because that is who I am.”
Ross also said in the magazine she dresses for herself and doesn’t try to fit anyone’s standards, which has been a major component in her style.
“I wear what makes my heart sing,” she said. “I can come to work at 5 in the morning in a fabulous outfit because it’s what makes me happy.There’s always an element of comfort and an element of glamour. I’ll wear sweatpants with a tuxedo jacket or a wide-leg tuxedo trouser with a pair of sneakers and a sweatshirt. I love an Adidas Stan Smith.”
Another Blackish star, Yara Shahidi, made headlines this week. The 17-year-old was recently accepted into every college she applied for. The star has always spoke about her drive to go to college and the importance of education. She even had our forever First Lady Michelle Obama write her letter of recommendation, which could’ve only helped her college ventures. Shahidi told ABC News.com she will be taking on a lot of coursework at her chosen college.
“As much as I want free time, I love to challenge myself. And so it really goes back to the point that I want to study as much as possible, and a double major is the solution,” she added. “I have not decided on a minor. I don’t know if I am going to go more creative and do something in the arts or if I am going to do a social justice minor, so that is still up for debate.”