Michelle Madrigal (MNS photo)

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) –Michelle Madrigal penned some words of encouragement for her fellow women after finalizing her divorce with her ex-husband Troy Woolfolk earlier this year.

According to Michelle, she wanted to use her experience to enlighten women who are going through the same challenge that they, too, would surpass such a hurdle, just as she did.

On Wednesday, the US-based former actress posted her portrait with an Instagram caption, “how do you inspire someone?”

“You inspire them by what you do. It’s not what you say. People like to talk but few take actions,” she said.

“For a long time, I neglected my strengths, thinking I was unqualified. I had to get through some challenges in order to find my voice again,” the mom of one added.

But through personal development and healing, she found her “most authentic self.”

From her experiences as a mom and an ex-wife, Michelle wants to inspire more women to believe in themselves and that they are “strong and smart.”

“To all the women I’ve inspired through fitness, motherhood and divorce, [you] are capable of doing things and bouncing back,” she said.

Michelle and Troy met via Tinder and tied the knot in April 2019. They have a daughter, Anika, who they welcomed in 2017.

In August 2021, Michelle confirmed that she and Troy had separated. (MNS)

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