The Beauty In Us – Nelson Brown pt 2
We live in a world that is often shaped by “first impressions.” You will hear things like, “She looks like a nice person.” Or, “He looks mean.” Or, “He looks like a gang-banger” or any such thing. I know, because of my military training of “never show your emotion,” I was often accused of being “mad at the world” or “not caring” about what my wife was saying.
Why? Because I had developed a persona of never showing my emotion. My wife’s friends would come over to visit and leave after a few minutes because they thought I was mad at them being there! Just because I failed to visibly make smiley faces, etc. That was not me.
Well, that can also be taken to an extreme. Many presumptions are made simply based on appearances. My guest today, Nelson Brown, has experienced presumptions on appearances probably on a level most people cannot relate to.
I’ve had Nelson on the program before as I did a couple of interviews with him about the book he wrote on this topic, “The Beauty In Us: Our Reality.” If you missed those episodes, I encourage you to go back and listen to episodes 445 and 446 in our archives.
Nelson’s book is young man of color who is using his age, his gender, and his nationality to discuss his personal struggles with colorism, self image, and self acceptance. As a society as whole, it seems like we always discuss controversial topics regarding body image and acceptance, but often it is heard from a female’s point of view.
Do you hear many males ever speaking out about their struggles with their body image and their self-esteem? Nelson E. Brown has been embarking on a journey to help boys, girls, men, and women around the world discover who they are and how beautiful they are.
In this book, He is speaking on behalf of all the men and all of the young boys in communities all around the world who are afraid to speak up. He is also willing to show women and young girls how males carry their insecurities with them each and every day and how they suppress them in the public eye.
Let’s talk a bit about “Male Body Dysmorphia.” Explain to us what that is and how it relates to you and your books.
You are expanding from your books into counseling as well. How is that happening and how are you preparing for that new venture?
What is “The Beauty In Us: My Hair I Wear Campaign” all about about?
You focus on doing great things to help improve the black community as a whole. Why are you so committed to this outreach?
How has it been received, overall?
Explain what you mean by “Black Excellence?”
How are you working to develop that in the community and with those you interact with?
Nelson, I congratulate you on being so impactful in the community. You are truly a voice and inspiration to the young black men. Not just in Baltimore, but around the nation that will hear about your work through this program and other programs you have been interviewed on. Your whole future is ahead of you and it seems to me that the Lord is already using you in mighty ways. And since He never shows us the end result, only the next step – I can tell already you have embarked upon a journey that will yield so much fruit to your Heavenly account…you’re awesome, dude!
If someone wanted to reach out to you. To get more information, maybe to do an interview such as this. How can they do that? How can they get in touch with you?
Folks, you need to follow the adventures of Nelson Brown! I’m telling you right now, this young man is going places. You will be hearing about him in the future! I would not be surprised to see him in some form of politics. He is already becoming known in that arena locally, here in Baltimore. You also need to go the links in the show notes below and get in touch with him. Ask him to come out and speak to your youth groups. He can set up a book signing at your church as part of that venture. At a minimum, you need to order this book, “The Beauty In Us: Reality” – it is an awesome and very inspiring read. Just click the link in the show notes below and order your copy today.
Nelson, I want to thank you for coming on the program today. I appreciate your time and for catching us up on all that you are doing.
That is all the time we have for today. For Nelson Brown and myself, this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau reminding you to BE BLESSED IN ALL THAT YOU DO!
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