Born and raised in Mississippi, Philandis is an enthusiastic entertainer in every way. She is a three-time NAACP author, speaker, singer-songwriter, actress, self-taught and certified makeup artist, and a professional published model. She is also an astute entrepreneur and a certified medical transcriptionist.
She is a GGR (Greenville Girls Rock award winner from her hometown in MS in 2018. She is a PAYA Houston Top 20 Rising Star award winner of 2019 and will be receiving The Rising Star award from the PAYA Houston Professional Association in 2021! She attended Salem International University online for Forensic Science but completed her studies in Forensic Science in The Professional Security Specialist Program at Ashworth College with honors in 2014. The single mother of two is well-rounded, resourceful, and adventurous. She currently resides in Houston, TX.
When did you discover your passion for writing and sharing stories?
I discovered my passion for writing when I was in the first grade. I could look at a picture, hear a certain musical beat or even a certain word, and be inspired to write.
If you could describe your creativity in four words, what would they be?
If I could describe my creativity in four words it would be inspiration, divine, free, developed.
What message do you hope readers take away from your work?
I hope the readers take away from my work, being free in mind, soul, and sight of what’s going on around you in others life and societies structures is the life of the authentic, you are living and it’s the best focus you can have. Self. Clarity. And what’s truly important and valuable to you.
What is next for you?
What’s next for me is continuing my daily efforts, plans, and growth for success in everything I put my hands to. I’m always working towards the next big thing. And making what I have greater.
What tips do you have for the next generation of writers?
My tips for the next generation of writers is to be authentic, fearless, don’t overanalyze, be aware and stand your ground on your visions.
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
My definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles is a woman who had all the odds put against her, envy, hate, jealousy, plots, schemes, manipulative people and situations, etc. put in her path to destroy her, and not even those things could break her! She soared higher and higher. She worked harder and harder. She didn’t allow anything or anyone to discourage her no matter how hard it gets. She never loses her faith in God or in her abilities.
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