Instagram

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tracee Ellis Ross Inspires Greatness Whilst Dancing in a Cozzie!

Wow! What a week! Currently, I'm working on 2 events that are happening a week apart, building a consulting company from scratch and dealing with a giant loser complex after having my beloved (and uninsured) iPhone 6 removed from my possession this weekend (all donations towards The Phone Fund are welcome).  A couple days ago, at the precise moment when I concluded that there was no joy left in this world I stumbled upon this little sparkle of brilliance and was pleasantly reminded that I am often wrong, and in fact, the world is overflowing with joy, I just need to look a little closer.  It is also full of amazing, dynamic, smart and unconventional women like Tracee Ellis Ross, who I adore for so many reasons that I cannot even begin to list in this post (I'll plan one especially for her).  Anyway, this video is a re-make of and tribute to her mother Diana Ross' iconic 1981 "Work That Body" video.   I love what she says about what inspired her to re-make the video -

"I was watching and thinking: why does watching this woman dancing around in barely any clothes with her tush to the camera make me feel joyful and empowered when the same kind of image in most music videos today doesn’t give me that feeling? .... And then it hit me: 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; 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”!

This really resonates with me as a girl who has always felt just a little bit uncomfortable in my body (doubt I'm alone here). For the first time in my life as the big 3-0 waves encouragingly from the wings, I feel a very strange connection to my body; an acceptance, understanding and appreciation for the skin I was born in as well the limitations and capabilities of my physique.  It's still nowhere near my definition of "perfect", and I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I will probably never acquire the Instagram bikini-fame I so desperately covet (lol) but, it is what it is and I love it and although I'm not quite ready to dance around on tape in a high leg one-piece, I salute Diana and Tracee Ellis Ross for moments like this!

And now for the video:) [p.s. make sure you watch it til the end... ]





*Full piece available on : http://www.lovebscott.com/news/must-watch-tracee-ellis-ross-recreates-mother-diana-ross-iconic-work-that-body-workout-video
Share:

3 comments

  1. My ex husband and I were together for almost 3 years, recently before my birthday, he left me for someone else and ended all contact with him. Things were okay between us until a random girl involved and stole him away from me. I have been miserable and devastated from the second he left my life. I love him and wished to spend my whole life with him.
    I got in touch with dr. wakina via {dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com} after I read several testimony, I pleaded to him with tears if there is any way to get back my ex husband before he will be gone for ever. Doctor Wakina cast the spell the moment he finished his readings. The love and prosperity spell worked perfectly as described by Doctor Wakina and the random girl left. Praises to dr. wakina for giving me another chance to love and be loved. We are good now. Seize this opportunity that doesn’t come often to email dr. wakina via { dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com}.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you for your miracle Doctor Osemu Okpamen

    This article is dedicated to the Doctor Osemu Okpamen. I have been married with my wife for 5 years and recently she broke up with me and it hurt me deeply when she told me to leave her alone and that she does not love me anymore when i was always faithful and honest to her. I tried all the ways to get her back buying her what she wants like i always did and she still left me heart broken and she even has a new boyfriend which destroyed me even more until a friend of mine from high school directed me to this genuine spell Doctor called Osemu Okpamen. This man changed my life completely. I followed everything he told me to do and my wife came back begging for me back. I was stunned everything happened exactly like he told me. I had faith in everything he told me and everything was true. Also he was there every moment until i got my happiness back and he also provides spells that cures impotence, bareness, diseases such as HIV/AID E.T.C You can contact him via email at { Doctorokpamenspelltemple@yahoo.com } or visit his website http://www.doctorokpamenspells.com. He will help you in anything you need and quick to answer once you contact him or call me for more info +1 (914)-517-3229.

    ReplyDelete
  3. WOW!!!
    This is the most wonderful thing i have ever experience and i need to share this great testimony.
    About how i get my ex back after a breakup.
    I never believed it, because i never heard nor learn anything about it before.
    My name is Minerva D. Taylor from UK
    My boyfriend of a 2year just broke up with me and am 28 weeks pregnant. I have cried my self to sleep most of the nights and don’t seem to concentrate during lectures sometimes I stay awake almost all night thinking about him and start to cry all over again. Because of this I end up not having energy for my next day’s classes, my attendance has dropped and am always in uni and on time. Generally he is a very nice guy, he ended it because he said we were arguing a lot and not getting along. He is right we’ve been arguing during the pregnancy a lot. After the break up I kept ringing him and telling him I will change. I am in love with this guy and he is the best guy I have ever been with. I’m still hurt and in disbelief when he said he didn’t have any romantic feelings towards me anymore that hurt me faster than a lethal syringe. He texts me once and then mainly to check up on how am doing with the pregnancy, he is supportive with it but it’s not fair on me, him texting me as I just want to grieve the pain and not have any stress due to the pregnancy. i was really upset and i needed help, so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Adams can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my boyfriend came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my boyfriend are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Adams. as it is a place to resolve marriage/relationship issues, do you want to be sure if your spouse is being faithful to you or Do you want your Ex to come back to you Contact.: E-mail: Adamsusmanultimate@gmail.com or call/Whats-app: +2348160153829 save your crumbling home and change of grades its 100% safe.
    I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
© viemyselfandi | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig