Tracee Ellis Ross has been entertaining us on prime time for years, and she deserves some appreciation. She is a role model for independent women who are chasing after their dreams one step at a time. Here are 17 reasons why we admire this lovely lady

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2. She embraces her curves.

I'm not the type to post booty pics...I love my body but I try not to objectify it! But today I wanna...so I made a damn...

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4. Her attempts to understand rap lyrics are hilarious.

5. She’s beautiful and can throw some shade.

6. She uses her role to relate to other women.

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7. She gets Kanye shoutouts in songs (and is featured in his videos).

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8. We all need 'Girlfriends' like her to give us a reality check.

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9. And we all know a ‘Bow.

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10. She’s a proud daughter...

11. Even if her mom embarrasses her in public.

12. She supports Black Lives Matter.

13. She knows Black Girls Rock (and will be hosting again this year).

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14. She’s a Rihanna fan.

Getting ready for a long day of work in #NYC! Wish I could sing this song as good as @badgalriri but I sound like a duck! #blackish

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15. She’s a lip-sync maestro.

16. She is fitness inspiration.

Weight training with @msjeanettejenkins today! I change up my workout to exercise different muscle groups 💪🏾 A video posted by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on

17. She’s T-Murda!

18. She embraces her natural hair.

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Thank you Tracee for being YOU!

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