“There is never a good excuse to beat yourself up.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross just radiates positivity. Her authentic, comfortable-in-her-own-skin, endearing personality easily wins her rank as one of our best imaginary girlfriends. From her charming portrayal of Joan Clayton on the early 2000’s cult classic comedy series Girlfriends, to her current starring role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on ABC’s hit comedy series black-ish, Ross’ down-to-earth appeal translates both on and off screen.

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When she’s not serving her signature brand of smart, witty, comedic swag, you can find the 44-year-old actress dropping precious gems of practical advice on her YouTube channel,“Your Questions, My Answers.” In her latest video pep talk, the actress encourages her audience to embrace vulnerability and confront emotions head on.

“What do I do when I feel like giving up? I cry. I feel like crying is really important.”

Quickly rising as one of our favorite go-to guru’s, Ross keeps it simple and authentic, providing referrals and advice on everything from beauty to balance, and mental well-being. Watch the clip below for a quick dose of inspiration.




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