Educator and author Brittany D. Phillips drew from her own experiences as a teacher encouraging her students to make the most out of themselves to pen a guidebook for modern youths navigating today's confusing world. With "How Did You Get Here?" she equips them with sage advice in order to become successful on their own terms and not just based on the roles society imposes on them.
Phillips aims to guide the youth of today in the right direction, namely one that they choose out of their own free will after they have actualized themselves and gained agency. She aims to liberate them from the socially-imposed notion that the only way they can succeed in life is to be an athlete or a star. So she shows them that success comes in many shapes, forms, and fashions. She demonstrates the many ways people can be successful, how they got there and how they stay that way. With this, she hopes to influence the youth in a positive way so they can make better-informed decisions.
"I decided to write this book to answer that big question of exactly, 'How did you get here?' People always say follow your dreams and work hard but that is a very generic and broad description/explanation, and it doesn't help provide a starting point or idea of where to start when working to make your dreams come true." Phillips says. Additionally, some face more challenges and obstacles that can get in the way of succeeding. "Being an African-American woman, my ancestors did not have it easy or normal to come from wealth and it be passed down through generations. Finance, savings, spending, credit, budgets, businesses and everything in that arena are things that our culture has worked hard to learn and build on so that we can start to have and pass on generational wealth of our own. It starts with knowledge, hard work, and the opportunity to take a chance you may have never had and learn something new in the process."
"I aim to inspire others of all ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds; no matter where you come from or the hand you were dealt. You can be successful too and we all have a story to tell that someone else can learn from." Phillips says.
About the Author
Brittany D. Phillips is a 30-year-old African-American single mother. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Prairie View A&M University, an HBCU. She has been a teacher in the education industry since 2017 and established a non-profit H.E.L.P. (Helping Each other & Loving our Peeps) in 2020.
She has a radio show on www.highvolumemusicradio.com, and on Instagram, her pages are @rtwb.hvmr @helpnpo2021 @authorbritphill, and she also has a YouTube series titled Real Talk and Relationships with B. Phillips plans to write more books, including the second part of her first book, "Opinions of Young Mature Minds," which will feature other authors. She also plans more installments of "How Did You Get Here?" and a tour of different schools to show and educate youths on a better future. Currently, her non-profit is geared to change the world,