The reason I love this cast so much is because of the level of diversity. Everything about every single woman on this show is different and unique… ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star Danielle Brooks recently wrote a beautiful essay for Glamour.com about self acceptance…
Here’s a snippet of what she had to say:
Being a teenager can be one of the hardest phases of a person’s life. For me, I struggled every day tricking myself into appearing confident. After reading over old journal entries, I realized some days were less successful than others. I came across one that took me aback. In this entry, I had written about how insecure I was about my weight. I wasn’t able to wear the flared jeans and cute tops the other girls wore—they didn’t come in my size. On top of that, I was dark-skinned and had natural hair. By the standard definition of beauty I had absorbed from the world around me, I had three strikes against me: I was too dark, too curly, and too fat.
you can read the full essay here!