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Disney ABC TCA Summer Press Tour 2017 held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Featuring: Viola Davis
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 07 Aug 2017
Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/

Today Viola Davis turns 52 years old, and every time we hear the actress speak she relays the wisdom of a woman whose lived, learned, and loved quite a bit. The most important aspect of the love Davis speaks of is for self, regularly sharing insight on how she came to appreciate the skin she’s in and also realize that she is much more than her physical makeup. She’s a sexual, intelligent, strong, self-reliant being, and we could all learn something from the example she sets.

With that in mind, we decided to put together a list of the lessons Davis has taught us about womanhood over the years in hope that you’ll be inspired to follow her lead and come into your own self-assured being as well. Check out the lessons on the next few pages.


“You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny.”

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