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Inspired by her daughter Willow, Jada Pinkett Smith has written her first children's book, Girls Hold Up This World. She hopes it will help young girls everywhere to believe in their own power and their own beauty.

As a teen Jada says she struggled with feeling different and had a hard time with accepting her body.

"I'm so petite and being a black woman, you know, black men like a little [bigger body]!" Jada says. "So, you know, it just got to a point where I just had to learn how to love me. And as long as you love yourself, people have no choice but to accept what you are. That's what it comes down to."
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Published on March 30, 2005

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