Originally from Dayton Ohio, home of Aviation and the Gem city, Brittany Passion was born to soar and shine her light and energetic personality on everyone around her. She is a true trailblazer using her passion to fuel her purpose, while also igniting the fire in others. She is a Booking Agent, Brand Consultant, and the CEO of The Passion Xperience Agency and Uphoric Xpressions Skin, Beauty, and Wellness line. She is also a Media Personality, Actress, and Model. Brittany currently works as an Extras Casting Coordinator at Tyler Perry Studios.
This queen has worked on various film & television projects both mainstream and independent in various capacities. She has also modeled for top hair companies, brands, fashion lines, and more. She can be seen on the OWN network “Put A Ring On It season 4”, Tyler Perry’s all-new “All The Queen’s Men” on BET +, and movies on Tubi/Amazon just to name a few.
Her mission is to serve others through art, ministry, education, empowerment, and entertainment by touching at least one life on and off camera. It is important for her to use her story, talents, experience, and skills to provide opportunities for others to follow their dreams and share their stories too.
Mental Health Awareness, Women’s Empowerment and Self-Care are values that Brittany Passion stands on as she is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, a proud graduate of Tennessee State University and a previous Mental Health Counselor. When Brittany is not entertaining or handling business, she enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with family, doing physical outdoor activities, dancing, trying new foods, and practicing self-care. She is a strong believer that “Without struggle, there is no Progress” and “Let your passion drive your Purpose”. So it’s time to Get Gassed Up With BP”. She does not fear the fire, she is the fire”.
You are from the city of Dayton, correct? Reflect on your childhood and growing up, what experiences influenced who you are today?
Yes!!! You know it!! The DYT as we call it. Home of Aviation and the Gem City. Dayton, OH is very small, and rough and a lot of people do not make it out, but it made me into the woman I am today. There have been numerous obstacles that I have had to overcome, and those obstacles are the driving force behind my passion and purpose. Growing up without a father who was in the streets but was the ultimate hustler, growing up way too fast having to help raise my younger sisters at a super early age, seeing my mother struggle but never giving up and making numerous sacrifices, working multiple jobs to provide for our family, moving out of the house at 16/17, having to protect/defend myself and my sisters constantly, my grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins teaching me valuable lessons along the way …Ultimately Dayton, OH taught me how to thrive in adversity so I know that there is literally nothing in this world that I cannot do. Without Struggle, there is no progress.
When did you realize you had a passion for entrepreneurship and helping others find their purpose?
I first realized I had a passion for entrepreneurship by seeing the women in my family have multiple side hustles which turned into businesses. My mother braided hair, my grandmother did babysitting and had a cake company and my aunt had a catering business that I started working at when I was 13. From a young age, entrepreneurship was in me, I just did not know what it meant or how to obtain it. My family did what they had to do in order to survive and provide so they didn’t have time to teach us but I watched and learned. I sold everything from yo-yos, lip gloss, hot Cheetos, and kool-aid to candy, pickles, socks, and hair ribbons and then I started doing hair and nails for everyone in the city. I’ve been helping others since I was 7 years old so I knew early on that helping others find their purpose would somehow be a part of my purpose. Especially after my childhood experiences and then eventually going to college for Psychology and working as a Case Manager for juvenile delinquents, foster care kids, and teen girls.
Tell us about your brand “The Passion Xperience Agency and Uphoric Xpressions Skin, Wellness and Beauty”?
Based in Atlanta, GA, and currently servicing the majority of the Southeast, The Passion Xperience is a full-service resource hub that focuses on equipping talent with the necessary resources to be successful and high-quality professionals in the areas of arts and entertainment such as media, fashion, film, modeling and more. We provide a variety of casting, branding, and event staffing services. We supply talent for feature films, scripted/reality television, commercials, audiences, new media, music videos, podcasts, magazines, fashion shows, brand ambassadorships, corporate events, and more. We pride ourselves on our 3 objectives which are: Connection, Visibility, and Resources. It is our mission to educate and empower talent, giving that extra push to provide access to opportunities and resources according to their specifically tailored goals and dreams. Through The Passion Xperience, talent will be able to grow and share their passion with the world.
Uphoric Xpressions is my Skin, Beauty, and Wellness Line. Uphoric is characterized by a feeling of intense excitement and happiness. Different activities etc can induce a state of euphoria and bring you confidence. Xpressions are the process of making known one’s thoughts and/or feelings. Focusing on your own thoughts, feelings, and mindset and being creative. Uphoric Xpressions are Where Self-Care and Creativity Meet. UX was created for boss women, career-driven women, entrepreneurs, etc who may not always have the time for self-care. UX shows how important it is to make time for yourself even with demanding careers as we help boost your confidence and give you that empowering way to express yourself and show off your individuality. UX promotes holistic self-care aiding in Anxiety and Mental Health Awareness while also targeting problematic health and skin areas that we face daily.
Our products are formulated with “YOU” in mind. Our mission is not only to illuminate your skin but to also celebrate the beauty of YOU…MIND…BODY…& SPIRIT…Our motto is “Always Put U First” and by using Uphoric Xpressions you will love the skin you’re in, literally and figuratively 🙂 All of our products are formulated and/or handcrafted in alignment with our own goals and values and include essential oils for that overall aromatherapy feel. UX products range from body butter, body scrubs, and signature soaps to beauty products such as lip glosses, lipsticks, etc. Our products are Plant Based, Vegan, Organic, All Natural, and Customizable. Lastly, customers have the option of purchasing positive affirmation bracelets for $1 which proceeds go to girls in foster care and domestic violence victims. Welcome to the Youniverse!!
You have worked in the media industry for many years, can you share your greatest accomplishment thus far?
My greatest accomplishment thus far would be having my first sold-out premiere with me as the lead actress and also winning “Best Female Actress” in the Black Art and Film Festival in Tampa for that same film. This film, “Butterscotch Chocolate” (out on Amazon Prime) challenged me in so many ways and it really opened up the conversation for mental illness within our African -American community especially in Black women as we are known to typically portray that “strong black woman” image.
What obstacles did you have to overcome to reach your goals?
Life. Sometimes Life be Lifeing and it can make it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It can make it difficult for you to still see the vision, be consistent, and get back on the course. A few obstacles I’ve dealt with are anxiety and depression, fear, health issues, failed relationships and friendships, domestic violence, lack of support from loved ones, financial hardships, etc. But what I’ve learned is that direction is more important than speed and that life is a journey to be experienced. So no matter what obstacles come, as long as you find a reason to keep going then you’ll understand that the obstacles are only there to make us build up even stronger. During Covid-19 everything was on hold so I started spending more time working on myself, doing self-care activities, and using essential oils to help with my anxiety. So, as a natural-born leader, creative and hustler, I saved the few unemployment checks I was getting and birthed “Uphoric Xpressions”.
What message do you hope women take away from your platform?
Most people who know or meet me can see that I am big on Self-Care, Women’s Empowerment, Positive Vibes, and Mental Health Awareness. So I hope all my Queens get inspired and motivated and understand that ” You are your greatest investment”!! So make sure you always put yourself first no matter what 🙂 You deserve and owe yourself all of the love that you so freely give to others. Lastly, authenticity and consistency are 2 key ingredients to being successful. So never give up and GET GASSED UP!!! YOU GOT THIS!!!
What is next for you in 2023?
2023 is the year of ME. Really just elevating and stepping my game up all around in every aspect of my life. I am the ultimate hustler and creating generational wealth is extremely vital, so in 2023 I am getting it done. I am dropping an Ebook for The Passion Xperience, expanding the Uphoric Xpressions brand, working more with teens, and domestic violence victims and spreading HBCU awareness, taking on more speaking engagements and interviews, starting my AIR BNB business, acting on major TV shows and movies,(MAN) IFESTING my dream man and more.
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
A pretty woman who hustles is a woman who doesn’t wait for opportunities but creates them. She doesn’t beg for a seat at the table because she is the table and brings others to it with her. She knows the power of her light and doesn’t dim it for anyone. She is about her business 1000% and doesn’t make any excuses for what she wants. She uses her passion to fuel her purpose and ignites that same fire in others. She is me!!!
Follow Brittany: @brittany_passion, @thepassionxperience, @uphroric_xpressions !!