Tracee Ellis Ross wears floral bikini in no-makeup vacation photos from Jamaica

Tracee Ellis Ross confidently shows off her bikini body while vacationing in Jamaica

Tracee Ellis Ross confidently shows off her bikini body while vacationing in Jamaica

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Tracee Ellis Ross is enjoying her vacation.

the Blackish The star took to Instagram on Monday to show off a collection of photos from a trip to Jamaica. In all of the photos, Ross poses in a floral string bikini. Along with the waterside photos, she captioned her Instagram simply with the Jamaican flag.

The 50-year-old actress and producer also showed off her natural hair, wet from a recent swim. She kept her overall look simple and fresh to enjoy her time in the tropical location – no makeup, no glam, just natural beauty.

Ross’ celebrity friends left many comments on her Instagram, praising her looks and sharing their jealousy over her beautiful journey. Gabrielle Union wrote, “Gorgeous,” while Kate Hudson added, “Oh how I miss this place!!! Enjoy. Best place ❤️.” Natasha Lyonne added a cheeky, “Splish splash!!”

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the hair tales The executive producer celebrates natural beauty through the context of black hair on the Hulu series, also produced by Oprah Winfrey.

“For me, the intention was for it to be intimate and for it to feel like a sacred space where we could contextualize our humanity and our heritage and so much of what we experience that never has space to hold together. “, Ross told PEOPLE. in October. “It’s a love letter to black women. A show that centered us on our own narrative that was about us, but for everyone. And that really allowed us to explore not just with each other , but in the fullness of who we are.”

In each episode, the High score The actress speaks candidly with celebrity guests — Winfrey, actresses Issa Rae and Marsai Martin, singers Chloe Bailey and Chika, and MP Ayanna Pressley — about their personal hair journeys while discussing black hair culture. The series also presents an honest look at larger societal and historical themes related to black women and their hair.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Tracee Ellis Ross attends the PATTERN Beauty Meet & Greet at Sephora at the Grove on September 17, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for PATTERN Beauty)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 17: Tracee Ellis Ross attends the PATTERN Beauty Meet & Greet at Sephora at the Grove on September 17, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for PATTERN Beauty)

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“I feel like in our culture, narrative has sold us a lie about who we are, which is often about struggle and pain and hardship,” Ross told PEOPLE. “And that’s part of the experience, but as black women, there’s also so much joy and beauty and celebration with our hair.”

As the founder and CEO of hair care line Pattern Beauty, Ross has long expressed her love for her hair. Although she admits to struggling to relate to her hair as a teenager, she told PEOPLE that “society tells me, as a black woman, that my identity is wrapped up in my hair.”

And though she now has immense “pride” in her curls, Ross candidly shared that she knows she’s “more than my hair.”

Whether she’s wearing a wash-to-go, a lavish hairstyle, or the all-natural Jamaican wet look, the entrepreneur knows her hair is simply an “expression of who I am” that makes her feel beautiful.

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