We had the good fortune of connecting with Honesty Brennan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Honesty, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
The end goal is to fulfill my internal purpose, which is to always make people feel good and t.o inspire others to do so. By t1he end of my career, I would want have inspired so many souls that it’s an ongoing cycle of inspiration. Of course I would have traveled to places I’ve dreamed of and be able to provide for my family, but it’s something about making someone’s day, let alone their life.
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 am a multifaceted artist. I sing, write, creatively direct, music supervise, model, act, and script supervise to name a few of my talents. I’m mostly proud of sticking to following my dreams. Some people give up and at times I want to, but it never happens. I get amazed at how well I can execute any task that is placed before me. Getting where I am today was definitely not easy but you have to remain persistent with your dreams and goals. There is no room for quitting! I overcome challenges by meditating, giving myself pep talks, and thinking about how I am inspiring the generations after me.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First, I would take my friend to a breakfast spot called Gocha’s Breakfast Bar which has great brunch options that is black owned then, we would go to the High museum because it’s always great to explore art. For a late lunch, we would head over to VeGreen, one of the best vegan Asian restaurants I’ve had in Atlanta and go to Piedmont park to eat and let our creative juices flow by painting or writing. For dinner, we would eat at Desta Ethiopian kitchen because it’s one my of favorite restaurants and go out to Apt 4b to catch a vibe then a night cap at Supply and Demand. I love food, creating art and vibes so, that’s why my adventure is a bit low key and subtle.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My first shoutout goes to my Alma Mater, Florida A&M University because the friendships I’ve gain, lessons learned, and confidence conceived will always follow me through life. I am forever grateful for the experience at FAMU. My second shoutout will be to all of my youth; my family members and my students. They continue to inspire me to be an inspiration to them.
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