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Jada Pinkett Smith, Niecy Nash, Monica And More Share The Advice They'd Give Their 15-Year-Old Selves

During ESSENCE Fest's Strength Of A Woman panel, celebrities shared some poignant advice that's still important today. 

Taking the stage Friday for ESSENCE Fest's Strength Of A Woman panel, Mary J. Blige sat down with Tamron Hall to discuss her life, it's ups and downs, and the things she's learned in her 25-year career. 

Later, Blige was joined by Girls Trip stars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, Claws star Niecy Nash, Mudbound director Dee Rees, singer Monica, and Planned Parenthood's Director of Special Projects and Engagement Kristi Henderson, where they dished on womanhood and overcoming personal struggles. 

The ladies also shared poignant advice on what they'd tell their 15-year-old selves. It's advice that's useful no matter what your age.