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Oscar-nominated superstar Danielle Brooks brought all the love and Black Girl Magic to the “Love the Change” Mother’s Day event. Held at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY, it spotlighted Pampers’ latest parent-friendly innovation, a 360 Stretchy waistband.

In a candid conversation with HelloBeautiful, Brooks shared insights into her journey through motherhood, the influence it’s had on her career, and the importance of self-care while balancing the demands of both roles.

Reflecting on the transformative impact of motherhood, Brooks expressed how it has reshaped every aspect of her life, from her career choices to daily routines. She emphasized the challenges of embracing change, particularly in the early stages of motherhood, but underscored the importance of accepting and adapting to new experiences.

“Motherhood has changed everything, from the choices that I make, with the roles that I choose, from where I live to what I do, what time I go to bed, everything. It’s changed everything about my life. But I enjoy it.”

Brooks revealed her partnership with Pampers, highlighting the alignment of the brand’s values with her own experiences as a mother. “It made sense for me obviously ’cause I have a little one, and obviously, I had to change diapers,” she explained. “And so when they called me, I didn’t have to be a liar about what I felt.”

Offering advice to new mothers, Brooks stressed the significance of remaining calm amidst challenges, advocating for self-compassion and patience. “Just to stay calm,” she advised. “You know, the more we stay calm, our child will stay calm as well, and you’ll find out how to navigate that.”

Sharing a poignant moment from her journey as a mother, Brooks discussed the balancing act between her career aspirations and maternal responsibilities. “Understanding that me working is in favor of her too,” she said. “It’s showing her that you can go follow your dreams and do the things you want to do.”

On the topic of self-care, Brooks acknowledged the difficulties of maintaining balance while immersed in work commitments. “I do better at self-care when I’m not on a set,” she admitted. “But I’m trying this time around when I started shooting ‘Peacemaker 2’ to really work on that.”

As she continues to navigate the intertwining paths of motherhood and career, Danielle Brooks remains steadfast in her commitment to embracing change, advocating for self-compassion, and prioritizing holistic well-being for herself and her family.


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