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Hi I'm Brooklyn Parks

I'm an artist. I'm an imaginer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a Sophmore at Brigham Young University where I'm studying Illustration. I hope to use my skills to work on concept art for films—my two great loves are Disney and Superheroes so with luck I'll be in one or both of these powerful industries. I particularly love super heroines, so someday I want help make empowering role models for girls, to show that "girls don't start fights, but we can finish them."

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because it's right. You know that feeling you get when the weather is turning crisp or a new haircut fits just right? That's why. Being apart of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is beautiful and feels fitting. I belong. Even though at times the culture of Mormonism may not be what I match comfortably in, the Gospel extends through life, the cosmos, the stars. Everything works—there is balance, justice, mercy. In it, I feel complete and purposeful. To know that my existence extends beyond my mortal recognition is majestic and sacred. To know that I have a Heavenly Mother and Father who see potential in me gives me hope. I'm Mormon, because it gives me everything—everything that is right.

How I live my faith

Faith is life, to me. They're inseparable. It's difficult to fully explain myself, but I believe that even though I'm not a spiritually enthralled all the time, everything that I do centers around my belief in right and wrong. Scripture readings, constant communication with my Heavenly Father, and doing simple acts of kindness is what makes up my desires and aspirations in my life. My greatest struggles come in remembering my Savior in all that I do—but I try to do as He would. But, above all, I'm always myself and I do what I feel is right. I love learning the Gospel. The more I understand, the more I can teach, the better I can choose, and the straighter I can live my life.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Brooklyn Parks
In one of my classes recently, my teacher said, "Some people think that sunsets are evidence that God exists. I don't think that. I think that humans who look at a sunset and see beauty is evidence that there is God." Not only is the physical world evidence of God's love, but also the world we hold in our hearts. Show more Show less