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Danielle Brooks has completely dominated 2016.

From her amazing season as  Taystee on "Orange is the New Black," to performing on Broadway in "The Color Purple," and starring in a new campaign for Lane Bryant, life has certainly been treating the 27-year-old well.

And it's no surprise, considering Ms. Brooks is one of the most positive, empowering celebrities out there. One quick look at her Instagram  and you'll be striving to feel and be your best self. 

Here are just a few of our favorite life lessons Brooks kindly bestowed on us all.


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That everyone should love and appreciate their body.

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That you can always accomplish what you're striving towards.

Little notes to self. ????

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That taking a break is better than quiting.

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That it's important to treat everybody like they are somebody.

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That everyone has the ability to make a change.

Thanks @bustle for the feature. Let's break ground. ???????? link in bio.

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That sometimes life has bigger dreams for us.

In the clouds...

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That you can always be your own hero.

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That a "Do's and Don'ts" list comes in handy wherever you are.

List of Do's and Dont's. #emmys2015

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That there's always room for personal growth.

The quote I live by: "There is always room for personal growth and change- no room for complacency."

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...And most importantly, that real best friends will paint your nails.

A real friend will paint your toes. #friendshipgoals #sisterfriends #poussey #taystee #taysteetuesday @oitnb ????

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Thanks for the wise words, Danielle!

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