Monthly Moment featuring: Brittney
Meet Brittney. She is originally from Southern California, identifies as a Black woman, a proud Naturalista, and a natural hair lifestyle brand owner. While in Southern California and homeless, she was eventually placed into the foster care system in San Francisco bouncing around from placement to placement. She considers Elk Grove (California) the place that feels most like home and where she had the most stability, family, love and happy moments.
Brittney secured her Masters in Social Work and most recently worked as a Medical Social Worker at San Francisco General Trauma Hospital serving some most vulnerable populations. Her passion for natural hair and beauty resulted in co-founding a natural hair lifestyle brand called 4 Girl’s 4 Curls (4G4C). 4G4C teaches women empowerment, to love and maintain their natural healthy kinky hair resulting in feeling powerful and beautiful.
She is excited to embark on a new journey where she will be moving to Washington, D.C. to begin her doctoral student journey at Howard University for her PhD in Social Work. She states, “I don’t know what the future holds, but I am beyond overwhelmed with gratitude and excited for what’s in store.” Brittney is committed to uplifting the community and believes that is a blessing to live this life and help create a positive life for others.
1) Where do you find your Moments of Positivity?
I find my moments of positivity in authentic spaces where peace, love and light are present. I gravitate toward spaces that are full of unity and collaboration, where all can come to celebrate life no matter what stage we are in. I’ve come to understand positivity is a mindset. A mindset that is often not easy to adopt as away of life but if thoroughly practiced, can have an incredible impact on the people we encounter and the lives we live. If I could describe my ultimate place of positivity, it would smell like mango whipped Shea butter, feel like genuine celebratory hugs, accompanied with constant shoutouts and continuous glow ups. Life motto- “if you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together - African Proverb
2) How do you "Claim Your Moment"?
Finding moments of positivity should be a constant practice and a way of life. I am very intentional about capturing these moments. Although I may not be able to control every space I am in, I challenge myself to have control over the way I present in every space. This of course can be difficult at times, but I allow myself to be human and showing the necessary emotion than encourage myself to list at least 3 positive outcomes from every situation.
In efforts to be intentional about capturing moments of positivity, I constantly work to protect my peace. This is done by being honest and patient with myself, while allowing myself to grow through every encounter I go through.
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