According to Taraji P. Henson, all women should let their voices be heard.

The Empire star told all the ladies “just don’t take no shit” and “know you have a voice” when asked what advice she had for women, People reports Henson said Wednesday at an event dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women. On Wednesday night, Henson talked women empowerment with the magazine.

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“Just don’t take no shit,” she said. “You know, know you have a voice. Know that your voice is important, and fight until it’s heard. That’s what I did.”  

“People are honoring me, and that’s because I’ve worked my ass off to let people know that my voice is important, and you will not smother me. You will not tell me that I’m not important. You will not tell me. So that’s how I build a career. I watched a lot of people eat crow,” she added.

Henson, who was honored with the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television at the 2016 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles, told the audience “We’re all we got ladies. If we don’t support each other, who will? We have a bad rap sometimes in this industry – diva, difficult, catty. When all we’re doing is, in those moments when you call us being difficult, we’re fighting for what we deserve.”

“If I do a job just as well as a man, people tune in every week, they see me, they root for me just like they root for him. Why should my pay be less than his?” she said.

Head over to People to read more.