Danielle Brooks has always been open about our need for more diverse representation when it comes to different body types — which is a good thing, then, that Brooks was rightfully named one of People’s Most Beautiful.

In an interview for her photoshoot, Brooks said that while one particular part of her body has given her pause in the past, she’s come to see it as something to celebrate.

“Sometimes I’ll look at myself and be like, ‘Dang girl, you got a lot of stretch marks,'” she told People magazine . ” But then I’m like, ‘That’s just the road map of my strength.’ They remind me of things that I’ve gone through.”

Brooks, who has previously written an essay for Refinery29 about why we need to see women of all shapes and sizes represented, said that she’s come to embrace her own body.

“I need to just embrace them and celebrate them,” she told People. “For the most part, I find ways to embrace my body.”

That body confidence comes in handy when she has to deal with nasty comments on social media.

“Sometimes I can brush it off. You know, tha haters,” Brooks told People. “And sometimes it’s not always easy …read more

Source:: Refinery29

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