Becoming Brooks

Have you ever felt that you were living a lie? That the life people see is not who you are in the flesh? Although your morals, integrity, and character are the best parts of you but you’re not showing the world your passions and purpose, trials and tribulations. That’s how I’ve been feeling for nearly 25 years. It was not until my 35th birthday that I started “becoming Brooks”.

We live in a social media driven world. If it’s not on social media, it’s as if it never happened.

But that’s not true.

I do not feel that I need to document my every move on social media. I do feel that I need to show my clients and myself the journey that God is taking me on.

My bubbly personality and strength during hardships are often looked as if my life is perfect or as close to perfect as one can imagine. I’ve been homeless and I’ve experienced sleeping in someone’s backyard for a night. I have allowed a man to run circles around me because of not truly loving myself and searching for love in all the wrong places. I can still see my rapist face telling me how I was not pretty enough to EVER receive love from ANY man but how I could get him off because my body was pure, my breast was large and my behind was round. I have fought Cancer. I have fought low self-esteem. I have hit rock bottom and I do not want anyone to look at my beautiful smile and not see the real me. I have overcome countless of trials and tribulations. Through it all, I have kept my faith and a genuine smile on my face. It has not been easy but it’s been worth it.

I am becoming who God has called me to be. I am becoming my true self. I am loving my journey as a vegan and natural hair rocker. I am loving pushing my body through workouts and fitness challenges.

This blog is raw and real. It is my journey through life and ministry. This is where I am Brooks. A place to share my stumbles and fumbles, success and breakthrough.


Brooks J. Young

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