Star says me­dia needs to rep­re­sent full-fig­ured woman

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NEWS -

If you check Danielle Brooks’ In­sta­gram ac­count, you’ll see plenty of poses that ooze self-con­fi­dence, from shots of the “Orange is the New Black” star in glam­orous out­fits to a selfie of her with her midriff ex­posed.

But full-fig­ured Brooks says it has taken some mind ma­nip­u­la­tion to get her to feel as happy with her­self as the vibe she projects.

“I kind of like tricked my­self into this love, and pos­i­tive af­fir­ma­tions that I have for my­self, which has been re­ally good,” said Brooks. “I don’t wanna walk around this world feel­ing like I don’t feel wor­thy, or I don’t feel like I’m beau­ti­ful be­cause so­ci­ety has shown me that I am not enough, be­cause they don’t put me on the cover on the mag­a­zines or I don’t see my­self re­flected in me­dia enough.”

Brooks is do­ing her part to make

Danielle Brooks

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