Inspiration - If I had to name anyone as a significant inspiration for women I would name Taraji P Henson Some people only see the ratchet chick that

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If I had to name anyone as a significant inspiration for women, I would name Taraji P. Henson. Some people only see the ratchet chick that plays Cookie on Empire, but what I see is a greatly talented, hard-working woman who tries her best to bring life to the strong, but delicate women that she portrays. In fact not too many people know that she originally studied electrical engineering before transferring to Howard University to major in drama. She also worked two jobs while attending college proving just how motivated and determined she is as a woman to overcome the life of poverty she grew up in and make a name for herself. This helps me connect to Hensen, because just like her, I grew up in the projects, but I still have the drive to work hard, in order pull myself away from my current environment. Hensen also uses her voice and storytelling skills to inspire and educate others. One thing Hensen
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  • Fall '16
  • Geiselman
  • English, The Nation, Taraji P. Henson, Hensen, Ms. Hensen

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