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- American actress, activist, and author
Gabrielle Union is putting herself first.
On Tuesday, the 49-year-old actress shared two photos of herself rocking a flowing neon green maxi skirt with a matching top by Black-owned clothing company Ndigo Studio. Union used the caption to open up about the power of growth and self-love.
"New Year, Still Healing," she began. "Still working on myself and releasing what no longer serves me. Embracing personal evolution, accountability and improved communication. Being crystal clear about my boundaries and continuing to ask for help."
She continued: "I felt like I turned to dust in 2021 and I was circling the drain with a smile and a wave. I couldn’t continue to compartmentalize (is this a word) all of my trauma and pain. Time to face the beast. Me. To everyone slaying dragons seen and unseen while trying to be everything to everyone, I see you. Choose you 1st. Love and light good people."
Celebrity friends and fans flooded the comments to show appreciation for her transparency.
"Amen and still killing it honey!!! Very good!" Tabitha Brown praised.
"Love you so much," Olivia Munn wrote.
"WOW! SIMPLY STUNNING QUEEN #ComeThru but THAT CAPTION….hit different," a fan wrote.
"This is a word," one commenter added.
In addition to the photos of herself, Union also posed in the ensemble with husband and former NBA star Dwyane Wade and their 3-year-old daughter Kaavia.
"2022 Energy," she captioned the post.
During a recent interview with Yahoo Life, Union opened up about instilling important values in her daughter and step-children, especially when it comes to helping others.
"It's really about leading by example," Union explained. "We know a lot of people who talk a big game and all they do is write checks, but there's no connection; there's no humanity. There's no acknowledging of somebody else's humanity. So actually getting to know people and creating mentorships where there have been none [and making] real connections. And I think that's kind of what's missing from a lot of giving is really recognizing the humanity of folks and that they're not unlike you. We're all a few steps away from being in the same boat, and we just never prioritize stuff."
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