'OITNB' Star Danielle Brooks Promotes Body Positivity With Flawless Gym Selfie

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We didn't exactly need another reason to continue our total lovefest with Orange is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks, but her latest move definitely keeps the girl crush momentum going.

The 25-year-old actress, known for her hilarious portrayal of Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the popular Netflix series, recently took to Instagram to share a fabulous selfie. But here's the thing — this was no ordinary selfie. Danielle snapped the ultimate #nofilter fitness photo and shared her confidence with the world by posing in a sports bra with no shirt.

She also blessed us with a super inspiring caption, that read in part, "Today my inner being told me to turn up the notch on my self-love." She continued, "I should not be ashamed of my body. I'm not a walking imperfection! I'm a Goddess."

Hey 💜rs, Today I decided to do something I've never done before: Go to the gym with my SHIRT OFF!! 🙊 I thought I'd share why this is significant for me. I've always wanted to do this but have felt shameful and have told myself "until my body is perfect I'm forbidden." Today my inner being told me to turn up the notch on my self-love. I should not be ashamed of my body. I'm not a walking imperfection! I'm a Goddess. Secondly, I'm a confident woman! That doesn't stop once I take off my spanx. Lol Sometimes it's a struggle. Sometimes I don't like what I see, but I have the power to change the way in which I relate to my body both physically and mentally. Today I woke up feeling beautiful and motivated to love myself and take care of the ONE body that I've been given. I'm not saying World take your shirt off, twist it round your head, spin it like a helicopter🎶, (lol) I'm saying everyone live in your confidence. One Life. One Body. Take Care of It. With 💜, DanieB #voiceofthecurves #yesmythighstouch #lovethyself #beautyinandout #goddess #imabadshutyomouth #ivebeeneatingmygreens #thickathanasnika

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YAS, Danielle! We totally agree. OITNB has the most amazing cast! Between Matt McGorry beautifully expounding on feminism, and Danielle delivering a flawless body-positive message, we continue to be blown away by the way they encourage everyone to have compassion for others,and for themselves.
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