estrell younG III

 Advocate, Author, Poet, Motivational Speaker 


This is not a memoir

Now available! 
New book coming soon!!

"But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned to me by the Lord Jesus--the work of telling others the Good News about grace..."  ~Acts 20:24 NLT

"Substance through service can fill up your life. Your legacy is in every life
you touch. Fill everything with love because every moment you are building that legacy."  ~Maya Angelou 


Author Estrell Young III

Estrell Young III, a published and award-winning poet, author, and Baltimore native, is just a God-fearing young man riding a ridiculously mean unicorn. After graduating from the University of West Georgia in 2009 and found himself virtually unemployable due to a lengthy criminal history and a DUI arrest he got shortly before graduation. In the months that followed, he battled with depression and self-pity while devouring bottle after bottle of alcohol until his father had had enough. Estrell had struck rock bottom.


"God never has to have permission to step into your situation."D DOE


One morning Estrell Sr. decided to slide a business card under his son's door and instructed him to call the man listed on the front. This one act of love set in motion a comeback of biblical proportions- Estrell interned for free at a local Public Defender's Office for 9 months, Monday through Friday from open to close he proved to people who he was and that he wasn't afraid hard work. He found his passion in public service and he was rewarded with a job. His writing is merely an extension of that love.




  • To traverse the globe promoting #ProgressOVRPerfection.

  • To motivate and encourage the forgotten and disenfranchised to dare to be different, to not buy into labels, and to take responsibility for themselves and their communities.


  • To inspire and empower kids and young adults to evaluate and change how they think about themselves. 

  • To encourage, uplift, and spread love through service.

  • To emphasize personal responsibility and accountability and to demonstrate 



No stranger to classrooms or stages, Estrell has been speaking and performing publicly for +10 years. His story of redemption is one good enough for a book, as the title of his upcoming project suggests, he "Prayed and Everything". His audience of choice, young adults (Middle School through College). It is here, amongst the underprivileged, underrepresented, and forgotten, where Estrell's story rings the truest, "you are NOT the sum of worst things you've ever done" and armed with the idea of #ProgressOVRPerfection he wishes to encourage youth to dream big while simply placing one foot in front of the other. If you or your organization are interested in booking Estrell please click the link below.


**Additionally, Estrell Young III is a certified relationship specialist. His certifications (The Real Essentials and Safe Dates: How to identify and avoid relationship abuse) are through The Center for Relationship Education and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. These programs offer evidence-based curricula focusing on critical relationship skills and practical approaches for navigating the social dynamics of friendship and love.  


Poet Estrell Young III

Speaking and oratory services starting at $99 (USD)

Creative Writing Workshops $200 (USD)


Utilize the spoken word to be of service to humanity.


Topics of Conversation:


  • This will be incredibly painful (lessons and tips about suffering)

  • What's up with your BUTs? Limiting beliefs and Personal Responsibility

  • How can I help you: Finding Purpose through service

  • Progress/Perfection


I Prayed and Everything Publishing, LLC is passionate about giving back to the community. When we speak at schools, camps, and workshops or host community events, it is imperative that we leave the students with something tangible, including free copies of our books. We humbly request that, if you can assist us with defraying these costs, you do so by clicking the DONATE button.

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