We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittney Q. Hill and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brittney Q., how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I’m originally from Los Angeles, but I also grew up in Tucson, AZ and Winston-Salem, NC, which is where my background and upbringing impacted who I am today the most.
Growing up, faith was a big part of my life. I grew up in “the church” as most would call it, which means my Christianity shaped who I was very early on. Still to this day, God and my faith is at the center of all I do. Hence the reason my brand is called FAITH AND FAME®. It is bridging the gap between who I am and what I do.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the Founder/CEO of FAITH AND FAME®, which is a full-service Production Company and Entertainment Media Blog + Podcast. What sets us apart from other entertainment media brands, is that we focus primarily on faith-based content. It’s exciting because having worked in entertainment for over 10 years, I noticed a great disparity between the entertainment and faith industries. So what we’ve done is essentially bridged the gap between the two, providing a space where you will not only be entertained, but inspired, simultaneously.
However, the journey to get to where I am now has not been an easy one. I’ve faced a lot of rejection, thus one of my favorite sayings, “I eat NO for breakfast.” It’s worked to my benefit because it taught me to not wait on anyone to validate me or give me a seat at the table, when I can create my own table and pave my own way. It’s pushed me to become a trailblazer and create opportunities for other people to shine as well. Sometimes rejection is just redirection because what you’re aiming for just isn’t big enough. Go BIGGER!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If you’re coming to LA, you have to hit all the famous LA spots. If it were a Saturday morning, I would start off with a morning hike at Runyon Canyon, followed by a late breakfast or brunch at Kitchen 24, which is another LA hotspot that’s not too far from the Canyon.
After brunch, we’d probably thrown on our swimsuits and go lay out at the beach, preferably Malibu or Santa Monica and walk the Pier. Both beaches are my two favorites.
After the beach and a quick shower, it’s time to turn up a bit. I’d go for dinner at either BOA, Mastro’s, Yamashiro Hollywood, Nobu, or Barton G’s, all perfect for a ladies night.
Once our belly’s our good and full, we might slide over to Xen Lounge for some cocktails and live music.
The following day, we’d probably hit up Venice Beach to ride bikes or rollerblades for a chill Sunday.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am such an advocate for female empowerment, and I’m very fortunate to be supported and surrounded by some amazing profound women. Of course I first have to shout out my Mom, who is more than just my mother. She is my sounding board and prayer warrior. Second, I would like to shoutout my mentor, Pastor Sheila Wilson of Kingdom Protocol ministries.