We had the good fortune of connecting with Brea Mitchell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brea, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started The Breakaway blog because I wanted to be part of the solution to the injustice and misinformation in our society. I wanted to bring important conversations to the surface – conversations that uplift marginalized communities and educate people who are willing to learn and be informed. One of the things we’ve learned over the past year is that American democracy is fragile. And the most important ingredient to a healthy democracy is an informed citizenry.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started The Breakaway Blog in the middle of 2020. The world was rapidly changing, and as a country, we were going through heartbreak after heartbreak. Culturally, politically, socially – everything was a mess. I began writing about it. I became passionate about empowering young people to care about world issues, to care about voting, and to care about staying informed. I decided that I would write weekly on The Breakaway about some of the important worldly topics that we all should be keeping up with. I wanted to bring information to the surface in simple terms, and in a way that everybody can understand and find relevance in. Substack is a platform that makes it easy for writers to reach and connect to their readers. It’s a simple, free email subscription, and I’ll be in your inbox once per week. My weekly letters are usually around 800 words, and they are simple and get straight to the point. Your subscription would mean a lot!
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.
The Serving Spoon in Inglewood has great food. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you cannot go wrong there.
A sunset rooftop cocktail at Mama Shelter in West Hollywood.
A show at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood. (post-pandemic, when shows are back running)
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I dedicate my work to all of the journalists, writers, educators, and activists who inform and inspire me to do the same.