Favorite Excerpts From Tracee Ellis Ross's InStyle Interview

On being single:
"It's sort of fascinating to be 45 and single and childless. Happily single, I should add.  Not at home crying about it. These are very big and very personal questions that aren't anyone's business but that somehow, like the right to choose, become fodder for public conversation.  Some of the ability to reflect on what I really want comes from pushing up against a society that shames me for not having the expected trappings. I'm very pleased with my existence these days. Have I had to learn to make friends with loneliness? Yes. I think if I were in a relationship, it would be the same."
On aloneness:

 "Choiceful solitude," as she calls it, is one of Ross's favorite things. She reads. She tends to her lemon trees. When she feels antsy, she plays dress-up in her closet, sometimes inventing characters along the way. Though she has many friends, she travels mainly by herself. Ross talks for a living, and silence feels like a warm bath. - Rob Haskell, InStyle

"To get me out of the house is not so easy. I lose social ability after 9 o'clock."

On her idea of self-care:
"I love potato chips more than anything in the world, and so I work out hard. I put masks on my face. I take care of myself. And, by the way, to me self-care does not mean going to the spa. It's learning to say no. It's knowing yourself so you can make choices that are an expression of you. That's self-care." 
We truly are kindred spirits. I love this woman. To read the full interview and see more of the stunning photos from her InStyle shoot, click here.

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