Kenya Foy
August 11, 2016 2:04 pm
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Tracee Ellis Ross is the bomb-dot-com, mkay? If you’re not already hip to her special brand of awesomeness, this video of the Black-ish star doling out advice to her 18-year-old self is the perfect place to become more acquainted.

Recently, Ross sat down with Teen Vogue to drop some more of her personal gems of wisdom, but the messages intended for her teenage self were completely relatable to every woman.

Do yourself a favor and open up your notes app to record some of Ross’ knowledge. Trust us — everyone can benefit from these words:

On heartbreak: “It hurts but it does pass. You can’t feel your way into feeling better but you can act your way into feeling better, so take good actions.”

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On how it feels to be a woman:

Whoa! The beauty and accuracy of that analogy almost took my breath away. Now do you see why I’m so obsessed with her?!

Watch the full clip below: