Bombshell beauty Tracee Ellis Ross showed us what it means to love yourself and your body through the re-creation of her mother Diana “The Boss” Ross’ 1981 video, “Work That Body”. And of course, she looked amazing doing it!
In society today, we see so much revolving around body image. Many women grow to become insecure about their bodies because they may not have “this” or “that”. Some even go to great lengths to try and achieve what is perceived to be the “perfect" body. Women have lost their lives and deformed their already wonderful bodies because of it.
Tracee shared on her blog that she doesn't see the objectification of women's bodies in videos and images today to be an act of reclaiming their bodies like that of her mother's video in the 80s.
"I think it is meant to be an empowered act, a reclaiming of our bodies. But that is not always what it feels like to me. I am not intending to judge, just exploring with curiosity. I saw a woman feeling joyful in herself as a whole being; she didn’t seem to be presenting her ass or saying look at all the ways I can make myself look appealing to YOU. She seems to be saying, “this is ME feeling good and I am strong and sexy and joyful in ME”!
With this project, Tracee displayed that it is okay to embrace and love who you are and what you have.
“My mom felt whole and connected …and in her body in this video. I have spoken before about encouraging women to shift our gaze from how we are seen to how we are seeing and, more important, feeling. And I saw a woman feeling joyful in herself as a whole being,” Tracee wrote.