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In this Sept. 26, 2016 photo, actress Danielle Brooks, from "Orange is the New Black" and  the Broadway musical, "The Color Purple," poses for a portrait in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

“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.”