Viola Davis On Why She's Telling Her Daughter To Stop Apologizing: 'We Need To Step Into Our Power'

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Watch this video of Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis' inspirational message for her daughter and all women.  

Ashley Hoffman Apr, 26, 2017

This article originally appeared on Time.  

Viola Davis said there’s a piece of advice she’s been giving to her daughter lately: “Stop apologizing.”

On the TIME 100 Gala red carpet Tuesday, Davis said: “We’re at this huge point in our lives in history where we need to step into our power and not give it over to anyone or apologize for it…and understand that in whatever we do. We deserve to be there and we deserve to have a voice.”

The regular accolade-collector is known for supplying the internet with some of the most emotionally rich inspirational viral speeches. So it was no surprise that the Fences actor hit the event with a message to deliver to women, who she says are at a pivotal moment.

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Watch the full clip of the self-described rebel on Time