Danielle Brooks is EVERYTHING! Funny, Fierce, Sexy, and Confident!!
The 25-year-old ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress has teamed up with People StyleWatch to launch her positive body campaign #LoveYourShape on Instagram.
“Ideally, I want to see all beauties, all shapes, all sizes, all skin tones, all backgrounds represented in my profession,” she writes. “Now that I am blessed to be that reflection I was once looking for, I’m making a promise to speak out for that little girl that I used to be.”
Danielle’s powerful, and inspiring essay on body and self acceptance for Glamour has sparked a change in women around the world, and herself. Following the essay, Danielle’s #LoveYourShape campaign on social media has allowed many women of different shapes, sizes, and color to embrace their beauty and face this world head on with full confidence.
I didn’t always feel so self-conscious. As a young girl, I was always a healthy kid but never a skinny kid. I didn’t know that there was anything “wrong” with my body until I was in middle school and a woman from church felt the spirit move her to tell me. As I walked home from Bible study one Wednesday night, she stopped me and exclaimed, “Danielle you’ve got stretch marks on your arms!” and proceeded to take her pointer finger and identify the four or five tiny lines that were starting to form. She continued, “You’re too young to be getting stretch marks,” though she was covered in them herself. And that’s when the cycle of judging myself began.
Most of us can identify with Danielle especially when the way we feel about ourselves, causes us to think less of ourselves. What inspired me about this campaign is that it allows you to be beautiful in your skin! It doesn’t matter your shape or size, you’re invited to celebrate the beauty of yourself by expressing and showing your confidence to the world.
Follow Danielle Brooks on Instagram, and join the campaign by taking your #LoveYourShape picture, and sharing it on Instagram.
Read more of Danielle’s powerful essay in Glamour HERE & Press Play above for a glimpse of Danielle’s Confidence.