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Actress Danielle Brooks: “Ladies, don’t compare yourself to nobody. Just be a better you”

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27 year-old actress Danielle Brooks is best known for her role in Orange Is the New Black, where she plays Tasha. Danielle recently opened up about the harms caused by comparing yourself with other women and the way it affects your body confidence – here’s what she had to say:

I just left the gym and as most people know I take my shirt off when I go to the gym. That’s my new thing, it gives me confidence. So I had my shirt off and this lady walks in. She was bad. She looked great with her shirt off. So immediately I’m like ‘Oh no,’ I started to lose my confidence. I’m like ‘I need to put my shirt back on now or do I keep it off cause she’s already seen me.’ So I realize I’m comparing myself to this woman, and I’m like, ‘Why just two minutes ago I was feeling great and now I’m not?’ And I realized the reason I was feeling so great is because I was comparing myself to yesterday’s Danielle. And today’s Danielle is better than yesterday’s. That’s why I felt so good. Ladies, don’t compare yourself to nobody. Just be a better you.

… says Danielle.

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Deborah G.
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Deborah G.

Whatever works for her, I guess. I am fit and would never take my shirt off at the gym because I’m there to work out, not to convince myself that I’m sexy.

CarrieD
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CarrieD

Me too, I wouldn’t feel comfortable. But I love her quote because I think that’s what it’s all about for her, getting out of her comfort zone. And she’s being positive without bringing other women down, which is nice!

Kia
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I like her attitude, and also is nice to enjoy being at the gym.
I can say she has a nice smile, perfect teeth, and as an actress apparently quite successful.
Obviously she’s not the best looking woman, but the vibes seem OK and as she said better than our yesterday’s self is the only way.

freds
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freds

“Obviously”? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

angry_bird
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angry_bird

I fully agree with her quote. Comparing yourself to others is a waste of time. There will always be someone who has it better than you. There will always be someone who has it worse. It’s good to be inspired and motivated by others though.
But I don’t get the trend to take off the shirt in the gym. No matter who does that, that’s kinda dumb IMO. Sports bra is an underwear too. You don’t walk in your underwear on the street.

chris
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chris

I kind of feel afraid to say this, but I would not be going shirtless if I were her. I mean even if my body was perfect I would’t. I don’t want any attention or distractions when I’m working out, I prefer it when the gym is empty.

Observer
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Observer

Of course it’s good to have positive view of yourself & want to improve. This trend of overweight women overexposing themselves is somewhat off-putting to me, given the hysterical reactions on women and body image in recent times. I don’t see overweight men attempting to glorify themselves like this.

freds
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freds

Would you feel differently if a fit and slim girl “overexposed” herself?

lyza
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lyza

That’s really good advice.

KC
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I don’t understand why women feel the need to take their shirt off at the gym, no matter how good they look, unless it for some reason is getting in the way.

I do agree we would all be a lot happier if we didn’t always try to compare ourselves to others. I mean sometimes it can motivate you, but other times it can really bring you down.

ule
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I like her attitude. I couldn’t be bothered less by someone being half-naked at the gym. As long as they wipe the sweaty equipment, all is fine to me. I don’t do it myself because I like more than just a towel between the bench and my own sweat glands, but for warming up or doing intervals on bicycle or rowing machine I’d totally do it if I was confident enough. Maybe not even the best looking, just the strongest/fastest. I think she looks much older than 27, but I attribute that to too much make-up. I also, like always,… Read more »
Mel
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I agree with her quote, although I still find it difficult not to compare myself to others and their situations even though it should have no bearing on my personal life.

I don’t take my shirt off at the gym and I opt to get dressed in the changing rooms rather than out in the open, but to each her own.

liss
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liss

She´s cute

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