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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