And on top of absolutely crushing her professional career, Brooks has also made a name for herself as a body-positive champion.
The actress is constantly using her platform to remind and inspire women to love their bodies at every size and stage — which is exactly why People magazine didn't hesitate to name Brooks one of this year's 'most beautiful' women.
For People's 2017 "Most Beautiful Woman" issue, a makeup-free Brooks opened up about her biggest body insecurities — namely, her stretch marks.
"Sometimes I’ll look at myself and be like, ‘Dang girl, you got a lot of stretch marks,'" the actress admitted.
But rather than dwell on how much she dislikes her stretch marks, Brooks actively chooses to embrace them.
"For the most part, I find ways to embrace my body," she told People.
Brooks even gave her stretch marks a nickname.
She calls them her "road maps."
"But then I’m like, ‘That’s just the road map of my strength.' They remind me of things that I’ve gone through. I need to just embrace them and celebrate them."
She hopes to inspire women everywhere to embrace their natural complexions — especially Black women.
"For the girls who never felt pretty enough or were made to feel less than because their beauty was unique, I was you once," Brooks wrote on Instagram. "One day you will realize your beauty. Outer beauty is fleeting, but lasting beauty comes from within. This one is especially for all the beautiful dark skin girls who are underrepresented. Majestic is our melanin.”
With her "road maps" serving as her guide, Brooks is truly unstoppable.
“I know for a fact that I am beautiful, and what I do know for a fact is that we are spirits, at the end of the day, regardless of how much melanin we have, or how many pimples we have, or how curly or straight our hair is," Brooks concluded. "It’s really about what we have inside of us, that makes us who we are.”
(Now excuse me as I change into a pair of shorts and show off my "road maps.")