I want to preface this by saying I might not appear to have a lot in common with Tracee Ellis Ross . I do not star in a hit TV show. I do not have 4 million Instagram followers. I was most definitely not raised by a music icon. But I’m not married and I don’t have kids, and that is something Ross and I share. So when I heard her speak at Glamour ’s Women of the Year Summit—where she denounced the cultural pressure on women to couple up and trot out some tots—I felt like she spoke to my soul.
Last July, I screened the pilot of Insecure , the HBO comedy about two best friends, Issa and Molly, who are unsettled and on the cusp of 30. In that episode Issa takes Molly, who’s crying “tears of singleness,” to an open mic night to cheer her up—and proceeds to take the stage and perform a freestyle rap called “Broken Pussy,” based on Molly’s inability to keep a dude. It kills.
Hi, ladies! I'm Emily, and I work on the print side of Glamour . I came across these amazing women, and I'm excited that they're the first of many inspiring stories I'll get to share with you. Ready?
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Selecting a term
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