My name is PepperBrooks and I am an inspiring journalist, creative strategist, and human services counsellor – and over the last 18 years, I’ve focused my life on helping vulnerable communities. Why?
I was bullied as a child and it damaged my self-esteem, which I am learning to regain, still, every single day.
I became a teen mother, survived domestic violence and a nasty custody battle.
I started a new relationship but became a widow before my 30th birthday.
I struggled with depression. I still struggle with depression; it was my best kept secret.
Despite having to cope with my own mental health, I find solace in helping others. I am a supporter of all things fair… who tries to lessen racial, social and economic disparities through my community work and sharing personal stories, here on the The PuRRR.
I’m a highly sensitive person and sometimes terribly shy, but I’m putting aside my insecurities, acknowledging my fears, being uncomfortably honest – hoping to make a difference and giving the little girl inside a space to be heard…