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OITNB's Danielle Brooks inspires with curvy, shirtless selfie (PHOTO)

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This pic of OITNB's Danielle Brooks will have you ready to hit the gym shirtless

Rocking those curves!

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Danielle Brooks, known for her role as Taystee on the hit Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, is about to school you in loving yourself, curves and all.

The star posted a sweaty, figure-showing selfie from the gym Tuesday, along with an inspiring message to her fans about her own road to body acceptance.

"Hey [lovers], 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,'" 25-year-old Brooks wrote alongside the photo, posted to her Instagram.

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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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She continued, "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 [sic]."

Brooks is rocking a pink and black sports bra, black yoga pants and hot pink running shoes in the pic, where she poses next to the treadmill she appears to have just gotten off of.

"Today I woke up feeling beautiful and motivated to love myself and take care of the ONE body that I've been given," she wrote. "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 [sic]," Brooks wrote. "One Life. One Body. Take Care of It. With [love], DanieB #voiceofthecurves #yesmythighstouch #lovethyself #beautyinandout #goddess #imabadshutyomouth #ivebeeneatingmygreens #thickathanasnika."

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Will you take Danielle Brooks' advice and love your body just as it is? Head down to the comments below and tell us what you think of her message.

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