A true believer that “Your Voice Matters”. Brianna Rhodes is a writer and entrepreneur based in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. She founded a freelance creative agency called Rhodes to Writing Agency LLC. Rhodes to Writing Agency offers writing and editing services for businesses, creatives, and more. The company work focuses on diverse and multicultural storytelling.
Brianna has worked on hundreds of stories throughout her career. Her articles have reached millions of Black Americans nationwide, shaping how they view brands, their community, and their culture. She has been published in outlets such as Blavity, Inc., theGrio, HubSpot, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
What inspired your start in entrepreneurship?
I became a small business owner based on my background as a freelancer. I started my freelancing career in 2017 after I graduated with my master’s degree in journalism. I began writing for companies such as Blavity, Inc., and theGrio.
I realized that entrepreneurs, professionals, and creatives were interested in my writing and editing services, so I came up with the idea to create my business in 2018. I launched my business, Brianna Rhodes Writes, my company’s former name, in April 2020. The growth of my business has exceeded my expectations. I have worked with clients like SS&C Blue Prism, HubSpot, and more.
I recently relaunched my business with a new name, Rhodes to Writing Agency. We offer more services, and we focus on diverse and multicultural storytelling.
What has been the highlight of your career thus far?
Last year, I had the opportunity to moderate an event at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. I couldn’t believe I spoke on the same stage as many legendary women, such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lena Horne.
If you could attribute your success to any person in your life, who would it be?
God. I don’t know who I would be without Him. I still can’t believe I’ve never had a full-time job. I never intended to become a freelancer or entrepreneur, but God works in mysterious ways. He led me to this career, and He’s been with me every step of the way since. It’s been a beautiful journey following my passion and purpose.
What message do you hope women take away from your platform?
I want people to know that their story matters, especially those from different backgrounds. You never know whose life you can change with your words.
What is your go-to quote for motivation?
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
What does being a woman making Herstory mean to you?
It means everything to me. I think being a Black woman, especially, is my biggest superpower. I want to use my influence to inspire other women to follow their dreams and become the person they want to be. I’m glad I have been able to shift the narrative around entrepreneurship and highlight the importance of storytelling. Making Herstory wouldn’t be possible without the women who broke down barriers for me and other storytellers to do what we do now. So I want to continue to do my part and pave the way for future writers.
Connect with Brianna
Facebook: Rhodes to Writing Agency LLC