A woman’s plans for her future are no one’s to decide or change but her own — that’s what Tracee Ellis Ross explained in a new interview with Vanity Fair.
According to Glamour, the “Black-ish” actor detailed in the new interview persistent inquiries from fans about her reproductive plans, something she said was likely brought on by her character’s pregnancy during the show’s last season.
But regardless of her character’s pregnancy, Ross told Vanity Fair that comments about her personal decisions are none of anyone’s business.
“I literally have said to people, for real, no joke, ‘Why don’t you just get out of my womb? Like, get out of my uterus,” she said, according to Glamour. “What are you doing in there? And why are you asking those questions? And what makes you think you can ask that?'”
Glamour points out that this is not the first time Ross has had to defend her choices while also inspiring other women to do the same. In her Glamour Women of the Year Awards speech in 2017, she explained that her life is her’s to live.
“My life is mine. Those words stopped me in my tracks,” Ross said, according to Glamour. “Those words brought tears to my eyes because, yes, I’ve been living my life—but not to my own expectations. Not for me.”
May we all live our lives not for others, but for ourselves.
Read the full interview here.