We had the good fortune of connecting with Bre Maxwell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bre, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
As a parent, one of the most important things I have done to impact my son, is making sure we have an open line of communication. I think so often, in the black community, we don’t allow our children to express how they feel and what’s troubling them. We see it as an immediate sign of disrespect. My relationship with my son is very open and honest. I also expose him to what fosters his interests and talents. My son is a big gamer, so I have made sure to expose him to coding and gaming classes and camps.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My career path wasn’t easy by any means. In politics, you literally have to prove yourself, set a great impression for people and basically “do the work”. That’s what I have been doing and that’s how I have been able to get to where I am today. What sets me a part from others is my hard work. No one can out work me, period. I put my all into my work and responsibilities and everyone will know that. The challenges I faced in the beginning are the same ones I face today. It’s not easy being a black woman in politics but we keep pushing forward. Lessons I have learned along the way is give everyone grace. We are so quick to write people off once they make one mistake. Learn how to give grace and second chances. And no one person knows everything, learn how to always to be a sponge to soak all information in for a lifetime.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In Atlanta my favorite spots have been Ann’s snack shack, The Varsity, flying biscuit, glady knight chicken and waffles (when it was open), Atlanta breakfast club, all the historical areas, Georgia aquarium, world of coca – cola, iFly, the belt line, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Ponce City Market, Botanical Gardens.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shoutout Christale Spain. Christale is someone I met years ago while volunteering with the South Carolina Democratic Party. From watching her become operations director, to deputy executive director, to executive director and coordinated campaign director, I have always admired her work, her knowledge, her wit and her network in Democratic Party Politics. She is the epitome of black girl magic. She has recently founded 46 Hope Road, which is a PAC in SC dedicated to ensuring that we are registering, educating, and empowering voters in South Carolina.

Website: Www.bremaxwell.com

Instagram: @bremaxwell

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/

Image Credits
Terrell Maxwell @maxwell_visuals (IG) Www.terrellmaxwellstudios.com Make up Credit Katrina Tribble @beat_by_bean

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