Using Joy as Your Career Guide: Student Workshop with Tracee Ellis Ross '94

How can you allow your artistic spirit to empower you to reach your potential, to remain flexible and open, and contribute the most to the world? This graduation weekend workshop, led by Brown alum, award winning actress and performance artist Tracee Ellis Ross '94 will enable students to tap into their creative energies. Participants will engage in fun and powerful exercises that explore some of Ross’ best practices for harnessing the elusive well of creativity.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Actress, Performance Artist and Motivational Speaker is best known as the star of the hit sitcom GIRLFRIENDS that ran for eight seasons on The UPN/CW network. Her role on the series earned her eight NAACP Image Award nominations including two wins, one in 2007 and another in 2009, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. 

In 2012, the fashion influencer expanded her vast digital influence by launching her official website The lifestyle site utilizes Ross’ unique cross-cultural and joyful point of view to inspire the soul, body and mind of her followers.

Most recently, Tracee has been delving into the crevices of her imagination unearthing bold, eccentric and deeply-flawed characters. As Tracee crafts these captivating “fictional” characters, she allows them to live in the “real” world. Two examples of this are Madame Hiver an extravagant, loveable, alcoholic life-coach to the stars and Caliope Champignon an opinionated French, Fashion Blogger who claims to have “created” Barney’s NY.