'I literally wanted to die' with Joshua Broome


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He was one of the Top Five Male Porn Stars in the World. Now he's a Pastor.

Joshua Broome has a story that'll move you to tears with his painful experiences, but then inspire you to grow in God because of what he's done in his life.

During his five years in the porn industry, Joshua Broome made over 1,000 adult films, was named Top Adult Male Performer of the Year, and earned over one million dollars.

This episode we hear how Joshua first got involved in the porn industry, the damage it wreaked on him, and where it got to the point of him wanting to take his own life.

He shares while working at a restaurant in L.A., how he met a group of girls who worked in porn who suggested that he consider doing so as well. He agreed to meet with an agent, who told him that because of his good looks and because there was a need for acting experience, he could likely have a successful career as a porn star.

The guilt and nerves gradually diminished throughout his first year working as a porn star. “The more numb I became to what it was, the less I felt conflicted about it,” he said. “It was just a transaction to me. A handshake was sometimes more personal than having sex.”

Joshua them delves in to the decision to leave the porn industry being the result of something one could describe as a modern-day miracle.

This is such an inspirational story and we cannot wait for you to listen.

To find out more information on Joshua, you can find him across all of his socials at: @iamjoshuabroome

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*The Imperfectly Perfect Campaign is creating awareness and not a substitute for professional advice. Our episodes do touch on topics around Mental Health Struggles and Suicide. Should you need help, please refer to your nearest crisis numbers. For the United States of America; 911 for all emergencies, alternatively the national suicide hotline on 1.800.273.8255 (TALK) For Australia; 000 for all emergencies, alternatively call Life Line Australia on 13 11 14

A big thank you to our voice-over: Mike Christensen (thevoicemonkey.com)

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