From porn to purpose: an open conversation with author, speaker, and filmmaker J. Burroughs

We all have a story. However, when it comes to some moments which are smooth as sandpaper, some shy away for sharing.


However, J. Burroughs (click HERE to visit his Instagram) is not one of those people. In fact, his story of redemption not only helps others in a parallel experience, but empowers him (and others) to walk stronger in his gifts and talents.


The Brooklyn native (a survivor of the Marcy Projects, as he grew up with a resident who is 2 years older than him, Shawn Carter [better known as Jay Z]) and resident, the alum of Long Island University (Brooklyn campus) has an 11-plus year career as an exotic dancer. While having a global experience (due to travel and universally applicable lessons related to marketing and coming up with creative content), things get to a point where he has an awakening and redirection in doing what he is truly born to do. He notes he reached his peak/pinnacle, but he experiences feelings of emptiness and lack of fulfillment.


"As a child, I loved to write and tell stories", he notes.



His ability to hone his writing, visualization skills, he leaves the profession. As a result, part of his work leads to writing the book (which is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and in the coming days, Audible) Porn: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth; it's part cathartic release, reflection, and providing a template for those who are caught up in their addiction to porn a way to get out (and essentially, for others who have some sort of addiction, a pathway to transition away from what ails them and have options to being more than what you are and be the person you are created to be). Knowing the potential issues (from ruined relationships and more), the challenges are indeed real.


However, it's about never losing hope; people can overcome these and related addictions. It takes discipline, but there are solutions available to these and parallel problems which are real; in doing so, it's a story of redemption


"You can't give the best of you if you are hiding your best", he adds.


Understanding his gift, he is fueled by the creative challenges of screenwriting. He notes being highly visual and having an innate ability to capture audiences (via detail and compressing the ability to tell a story in a focused amount of time) are key attributes which allow him to flourish.


On February 24, 2022, his upcoming project/film (where he co-directs), A Father's Pride, is due for release (click HERE to visit his website for more details). With an emphasis on themes of family and related relationships, it is a potentially powerful and propelling film which can leave a major and sincere impact on viewers and more.


Realizing his purpose and working through challenges is just a part of the story of J. Burroughs. With his book and upcoming film, it's a reminder of being the person you are destined to be.


And that's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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