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Meet Brianna Young!

When AMBITION meets PASSION it instantly begins to carve out a bright future and Brianna Young is walking boldly on her journey! With a beautiful spirit and a huge heart, she launched a non-profit called Sisters All Around Inc. to encourage a life of  empowerment. The organization consists of  a group of teen girls helping young ladies to stay on the right path while encouraging self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, and self-etiquette. She was motivated to launch her non-profit because she did not want other girls to ever feel inadequate in life.

Brianna also ran for Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2018 where she was inspired to use her platform to educate others on Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy as well as showing the world that a covered Muslim girl can indeed take the modeling world by storm!

Let’s get to know Brianna a little better…

 

Sisters All Around Inc. empowers young African American girls in the Newark, New Jersey area through different programs what made you launch this powerful organization? And share with our audience the mission of Sisters All Around non-profit.

I decided to launch my nonprofit organization “Sisters All Around Inc” because for a long time I grew up watching girls get bullied about how they look or what they wore. Besides that, I’d listen to a close friend/sister talking about how she’s too fat and need to lose weight.  I always say “God created us on earth a certain way because in his eyes being different is the new unique, not only that everybody is beautiful inside and out just the way they are”.

For my organization the mission is to help grow young ladies in self-esteem, teach them etiquette, share volunteer opportunities, expose them to trips, and much more. Empowering young girls is very important for the fact that we are the main source for developing humans.

Being a voice in the community motivates others to be great, what type of programs and events does Sisters All Around host?

Sisters All Around Inc. hasn’t hosted any events yet. Since we are an up and coming non-profit organization, things are just beginning. However, we are currently working on a project to gather feminine products and clothes to send to Puerto Rico while connecting with “Celebration of Womanhood” and a S.T.E.M program.

What made you decide to run for Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2018? And what message do you want to share with others on your platform?

Honestly for Miss NJ Teen USA, I didn’t even know it existed until I heard about Halima Aden. She blew my mind! The very first muslim girl to participate in a pageant fully covered and at the time I was learning Islam so I immediately went to the pageant website and there was still time left, so I applied. I had an interview over the phone and the next day received a call saying: “Congratulations! You have been selected as an Official Contestant in the 2018 Miss New Jersey USA® / Miss New Jersey Teen USA® pageant!  We feel that you have the necessary qualifications based on your photograph, telephone interview and the recommendation of your interviewer to become the new Miss New Jersey USA® or Miss New Jersey Teen USA®!

The Miss New Jersey USA® and Miss New JerseyTeen USA® pageants offer young women a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we look forward to working with you for an unforgettable life-enhancing experience.”

From that point on my mind was blown and full of excitement, I wasn’t going into the pageant to win I was there just to share my story which is my platform about how the past year has been challenging, as I was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy. This process has taught me a lot about myself. My strengths, my weaknesses, and also strengthened my religious beliefs. Although it has sidelined my track career, it hasn’t stopped my dream of being a model. In addition too, over the past 2 months, I have been offered many opportunities to explore the field of modeling. When my health and time allows, I am also a YouTube blogger, photographer, I partake in a teen mentorship program, as well as volunteer work. As Teen USA, I would use my platform to educate others on Epilepsy as well as showing the world that a covered Muslim girl can indeed take the modeling world by storm. My dream is beyond this world and I am here to make it a reality. Which I did, the crowed was amazed by me which felt so good. I did come home with Miss Congeniality 2018! Whoop Whoop! It was truly an honor and great experience, I hope next year I can do it all over again.

We tend to pull characteristics from others in our lives or from people we admire, who inspires you and why?

I recently stated that Halima Aden is the whole reason I even went into the pageant. She’s who inspires me the most not only because she is covered all the time, but she’s standing out so that people like her can know that it’s okay to be different. Which I totally agree with, we are who we are and nobody has the right to judge us by our appearance when they don’t know our background or hasn’t spoken one nice word to see how the reaction would be. There’s people in this society they say Islam is a terrible religion because of all the negative things that’s happened and still is happening but if you look at Halima Aden, if you look at Sahar (SimplySahar) who’s a covered YouTube girl and plenty more we’re all just humans that bleed the same way. Halima is a huge inspiration to all young muslims but more so muslim girls.

If you had to give one piece of advice to other teen girls who are struggling with being comfortable in their own skin, what would it be?

One piece of advice I’d give to other girls that’s struggling to be comfortable in their own skin is to get up go outside whether it’s in your back yard or in the front of your house and just yell “I’m just as beautiful as the girl next to me” because you are, everybody is built differently. We all have different features but that’s normal. You yell “I’m just as beautiful as the girl next me” wherever you are just to make you feel better I bet you, you’ve just made another girl feel better. It’s a girl power thing, we stick together throw it all. Nobody gets left out because nobody belongs left out.

We’re all about empowerment at C.O.R.E Mag, what does EMPOWERMENT mean to you and your organization?

EMPOWERMENT within my organization means everybody has a say. Nobody opinion is left out. We work together as a team and make stuff happen. At the end of everything I’m trying to get my girls to a place where they are capable of speaking up and holding their own. After all for some strange reason girls are doubted but not mine, you know why. This is why, because together we stand strong, together we are sisters, together we are a powerful pact but when I let them go they hold their heads up, stand tall and proud while still being the voice for our Sisters All Around!

Fun Faves!
Fave Food? I absolutely love pizza, if that was the only thing on this earth to eat I’d be fine. Pizza is life!Fave Artist? As of right now my favorite artist is Jhené Aiko. I’m loving her new album. Although it does relate to the loss of her brother, R.I.P Jhené’s brother. There’s one song I can listen to all day
Fave Song? My favorite song now would have to be “Live Up To My Name” by Baka. That is my theme song!!!!

Check out more of Brianna here..

Instagram

Personal: @breezyy.briii

Modeling page: @briii.young

Organization page: @sistersallaroundinc

Pageant page: @2018teenusa

Clothing line page: @artisticadvocate

Twitter: @realbreezyybrii

YouTube Channel: Breezyy’s Life