By A.J. Mendez Brooks
The long island Times Bestseller
Recently retired WWE big name AJ Mendez Brooks is a powerhouse—strong, quirky, and completely convinced. yet that wasn’t continually the case. With humor and great middle, she opens up for the 1st time approximately her harrowing fight to appreciate her demons and the prognosis that helped her achieve keep watch over over her existence.
Everything i used to be instructed will be my maximum insecurities and weaknesses, every thing that I’ve been labeled—SHORT, NERDY, thin, susceptible, IMPULSIVE, gruesome, TOMBOY, terrible, insurgent, LOUD, FREAK, CRAZY—turned out to be my maximum strengths. I didn’t develop into winning regardless of them. I turned winning due to them.
starting to be up AJ was once a quiet woman attempting to act “normal” while she felt something yet. As her family members struggled with drug habit, poverty, and psychological disease, she came across get away via comedian books and games, and used to be encouraged by way of the harsh and unconventional lady characters. It wasn’t till she came across professional wrestling that she realized superheroes will be real.
decided to develop into the superhero she’d continually well known, AJ expert and sacrificed for years to accomplish her dream of wrestling professionally. but she speedy confronted strain to play the position of the damsel in misery and to decorate extra provocatively to cater to male enthusiasts. yet she fought again and created an ass-kicking regulate ego that was once a real illustration of herself: nerdy, enthusiastic, and just a little crazy.
With humor and large middle, AJ opens up for the 1st time approximately her harrowing fight to appreciate her demons and the psychological disease prognosis that helped her achieve keep watch over over her existence. What most folks view as a complication, AJ embraced as inspiration for her superhero character, shattering the stigma hooked up to psychological illness.
Charting her trip from a scrappy lady in an risky domestic to an empowered wrestling champion, Crazy Is My Superpower is an unflinchingly sincere tale and courageous confessional approximately her lengthy highway to self-acceptance.
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We both froze in fear. Erica stared wide-eyed at me, waiting for my inevitable full body ugly cry, but mostly making sure she hadn’t just killed me. As the tears welled up in my throat, it hit me that this was an opportunity to test my might. “I’m okay. ” I smoothly said as I stood up and immediately fell back down on my ass. ” Erica looked worried. She nervously checked the apartment to see if Ma had heard my brain go splat, but she was busy scrubbing the kitchen countertop down with Ajax. As we tried to tiptoe past her, playing it as cool as two very guilty cucumbers, Ma whipped around, noticing something amiss.