We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittney and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brittney, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
My favorite quote and affirmation is “I think, therefore I am” by Rene Descartes. This is such a powerful statement because of the truth in it. Everything begins in the mind. The mind is the body’s powerhouse. As cliche as it may sound, you can really accomplish anything if you put your mind to it. It begins with the mind as a thought and then your body follows. That’s why it’s so important to keep yourself clear of negative stimuli; because once you think it, you become it.
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.
I view my creations as art. This was a way for me to get art back into my life. There are still many details that I need to iron out. I am most proud of the fact that, I at least made the effort to start. There’s so much more to learn along this journey. As far as how did I get to where I am professionally, I feel like it’s been a roller coaster. A bunch of ups and downs. Sometimes I felt like there were more downs than ups. However, you have to keep moving. You have to keep your mind strong and don’t settle. I want the world to know about my brand is that you can make anything happen. I want my pieces to be bring peace, love and light to the wearer. In this unpredictable world we all live in, I want my pieces to bring positive energy to those who wear it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was in town, we’d really be taking it easy. Everyone is extremely busy in one way or another, so down time is really important. We’d mostly take a trip to Brooklyn for some Trinidadian food (trust me, it’s worth the trip) come back to my house and binge watch our favorite shows. We’d probably go shopping but that’s pretty much it. However, if given the opportunity to take a vacation, preferably to the Caribbean, we are doing everything. We’d be enjoying drinks on the beach, swimming, jet skiing, snorkeling, you name it.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There’s quite a few people that deserve recognition. I have great people in my life. I’m truly thankful for all of them. One of my best friends whose name is Chanel, gifted me with Waist Beads. I knew what they were prior to being gifted with them. I instantly got the idea to make them and it became my hobby and now my small business. My business partner and another amazing friend, Jennie (CEO of The Pretty Thorn, please check her out) has been a great support system and we’ve been on this entrepreneurial journey together. We spent the summer pushing our businesses. Special Thanks to another amazing business woman, Taylor, who is the CEO of Drip City (please check her out as well). My older siblings and close friends have been super supportive and encouraging as well. Special thanks to everyone that I’ve networked with. I learned valuable information from them all. I can’t forget about my other bead sister, Sherri (CEO of Agape Jewelry) she is just AMAZING.I love all of them.